Friday, April 15, 2011
Senate Blocks House Measure to Defund Planned Parenthood
Bloomberg: Senate Blocks Defunding of Health Law, Planned Parenthood, by James Rowley:
The Democratic-run U.S. Senate defeated measures passed by the Republican-run House to ban spending government funds to implement the health-care overhaul law and for Planned Parenthood.
The House voted 241-185 to defund Planned Parenthood, which provides contraception and abortion services. The legislation was voted down in the Senate, 42-58, with five Republicans joining the 53 members of the chamber’s Democratic caucus to oppose it. . . .