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House Votes To Defund Planned Parenthood On Nearly Party Line Vote

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The U.S. House voted on Friday to strip away 500 million dollars in family planning funds for Planned Parenthood. The 241-187 vote fell almost on straight party lines with Republicans voting 239-3 for defunding, while Democrats voted 184-2 not to strip the organization from 500 million dollars used to provide health care and contraceptive services to mostly low-income women. No federal funding is allocated for abortion services, even though Republican lawmakers often like to link the funding to the abortion debate.

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