Thursday Vote on Planned Parenthood

Elisabeth Meinecke
Posted: Apr 12, 2011 9:29 AM reports that the Senate will vote Thursday on whether to defund Planned Parenthood of taxpayers' money. According to the article, the last time the Senate voted on this issue came in 2007:

"The last time senators voted on Planned Parenthood funding, they rejected the Vitter amendment on a 52-41 vote in October 2007. That came on an amendment pro-life Sen. David Vitter, a Louisiana Republican, offered to the fiscal year 2008 Labor-HHS-Education appropriations bill. The Vitter amendment focused on what pro-life advocates call fungible funds — money meant for non-abortion purposes that allows abortion businesses like Planned Parenthood to more easily pay for abortions."