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Mike Pence Votes To Block Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood

Mike Pence Votes To Block Federal Funding For Planned Parenthood

In his final days in office, President Obama wanted to see to it that Republicans could not strip healthcare providers of these funds, regardless of whether they preformed abortions. The procedural vote stalled out at 50-50, and Pence cast the 51st vote in its favor, according to The Hill. Susan Collins of ME and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska, voted no and forced GOP leaders to call on Vice President Pence to cast the deciding vote.

Conservative state officials have been trying to deny money to any family planning organization that also provides abortions.

The measure would roll back an Obama-era rule that barred states from withholding funds from clinics that also offered abortion services.

"It is unprecedented that we are here with the vice president breaking a tie vote on an attack on women's health across this country", Sen. But Democrats and other defenders of Planned Parenthood have always gotten around that by allocating funds for other so-called family planning services, and allowing beneficiaries of the funding to choose Planned Parenthood as the provider of the service. And so Mike Pence, whose attitudes about female sexuality forbid him from eating a slice of pizza with an unescorted woman, cast the tie-breaking vote to deprive women in Republican states of access to health care. Pence, the Senate's president, then emerged to break the 50-50 tie. "There is already a ban on using federal funds for abortions". "Other providers", he didn't say, that perform abortion like Planned Parenthood. Women need Planned Parenthood.

"I want Senate Republicans who are about to take this vote, and Vice President Pence, to be very clear on what they are about to do", said Sen.

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Senate approval sent the legislation to President Donald Trump, who was expected to sign it.

The nonprofit Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and many other health and contraception services, receives some of the federal funding.

Guess who casted the tiebreaking vote?

"Mike Pence went from yesterday's forum on empowering women to today leading a group of male politicians in a vote to take away access to birth control and cancer screenings", she said.

Isakson said he thought he'd be back this week to vote on the big Obamacare repeal bill that ended up not making it out of the House. As long as federal money is flowing to Planned Parenthood in any way, Congress is funding abortion. "Four million people depend on the Title X family planning program, and this move by D.C. politicians would endanger their health care". In 2011, IN slashed funding for Planned Parenthood, shutting down many rural clinics.

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