Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Fails to Overcome Democratic Opposition in Senate

A bill to strip all federal funding from Planned Parenthood failed to overcome Democratic opposition to advance in the Senate late Monday. The vote, 53-46, fell seven votes short of the 60 required to open debate on the bill. Senators voted mostly along party lines with only a few exceptions: Republican Mark Kirk of Illinois sided with Democrats to block the defunding bill, while Democrats Joe Donnelly of Indiana and Joe Manchin of West Virigina voted with Republicans in favor of opening...

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