Skip to main site content.
Women hold up signs during a rally on Capitol Hill. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

Abortion fight

Senate voting to defund Planned Parenthood

By WITW Staff on December 3, 2015

Never mind that the White House has vowed it will certainly veto such a bill, the U.S. Senate voted on Thursday on whether to approve a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood and all but gut President Obama’s signature health-care law. The legislative body was voting on a series of amendments to the bill that would discontinue federal funding for Planned Parenthood. Senate minority leader Harry Reid blasted the “absurd attempt” to repeal Obamacare. Neither the Senate nor the House has enough votes required to override a presidential veto, which makes the whole exercise nothing more than a display of political posturing. Republicans are hoping the legislative effort to take down Obamacare and Planned Parenthood, though futile, will pay long-term dividends with conservative voters in the 2016 election.

Read the full story at The Associated Press.