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House blocks federal aid for Planned Parenthood

Friday, February 18, 2011 | 2:17 p.m. CST

WASHINGTON — The House approved a Republican proposal to block federal aid for Planned Parenthood on Friday.

The 240-185 vote is a victory for anti-abortion forces led by Indiana GOP Rep. Mike Pence. He said taxpayer money should not go to groups that provide or promote abortion.

Democrats said Planned Parenthood provides contraception and other valuable family planning services, and cutting off the money will make it hard for women to get such basic help.

Planned Parenthood provides services in hundreds of clinics around the country. Pence aides said the group reported receiving $363 million in federal money in its latest report.

The proposal is part of a bill that seeks to cut government spending this year.

The Democratic-run Senate has stronger abortion rights views than does the House, making it unlikely the House proposal will survive.


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