AFA of PA ACTION ALERT
August 3, 3015
Senate Poised to Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has scheduled a late Monday vote on a bill to defund Planned Parenthood. The last time such a vote was taken only 42 votes could be garnered. S 1881 was introduced by Senator Joni Ernst, R-Iowa and quickly had 32 co-sponsors. It will require 60 votes to cut off debate and then a simple majority to pass the bill. Senator Bob Casey, Jr. is one of four Democrats who have not committed one way or the other on the bill.
Planned Parenthood receives $540 million from taxpayers each year. The key language of the bill reads, “…no Federal funds may be made available to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or to any of its affiliates, subsidiaries, successors, or clinics.”
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