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House of Representatives Moves to Defund Planned Parenthood

HeadlineFeb 17, 2017
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The House of Representatives has approved a measure that would pave the way for states to withhold hundreds of millions of dollars in federal funds from Planned Parenthood and other women’s healthcare providers. The resolution, passed Thursday, would overturn a rule adopted by the Obama administration during its final weeks in office that bars states from withholding federal family planning dollars from providers that offer abortions. The measure now heads to the Senate, where it has strong support among majority Republicans.

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