The U.S. House voted Friday morning 240-189 to defund Planned Parenthood for one year by way of a reconciliation vote. (Click here to see how your Congressman voted.)
Experts estimate that this bill being signed into law would reduce Planned Parenthood’s federal funding by almost 89% next year. Votes on reconciliation bills are not subject to filibuster, meaning that a simple majority in each chamber passes the bill. While this bill is likely to pass the U.S. Senate, President Obama is expected to veto it.
We will continue the fight to defund Planned Parenthood until the goal is accomplished, and we are grateful for the convictions of legislators around the United States who are committed to making sure this issue is raised continually until government’s sanction of the murder of innocent children is halted.