GOP Senators to Oppose Bill Defunding Planned Parenthood

Two Republican senators have come forward to say they will oppose the heavy push by their colleagues to immediately defund Planned Parenthood following the release of several graphic sting videos. Senators Mark Kirk of Illinois and Susan Collins of Maine have stated their opposition to a bill introduced Wednesdsay that would stop all taxpayer dollars from going to Planned Parenthood after an anti-abortion group released secretly recorded footage that appeared to show doctors and executive officials casually discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts. Collins, who isn’t up for re-election until 2020, told reporters she is still looking at the bill but added she would likely oppose it if it allows for immediate defunding. Kirk, who faces re-election next year, said, "I do not plan to cut access to basic health care and contraception for women, the majority of whom have no other resources.”



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