Saturday, February 19, 2011

House of Representatives votes to cut Planned Parenthood Funding

This from the New York Times:
Now, in a surprise step that has set off deep alarm among advocates for women’s health, the newly conservative House of Representatives has proposed cutting the entire $317 million program of aid for family planning, known as Title X, in a 2011 spending bill that is expected to pass by the weekend. A proposed amendment to the bill would also bar Planned Parenthood from receiving any federal funds for any purpose. The amendment was the subject of an emotional three-hour debate on Thursday night. 

The House of Representatvies is dominated by the Republicans. This bill must now go the Senate which has a majority of Democrats who are not likely to support this move.

More at OpenCongress.

Abby Johnson - former PP employee.

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