In what has been a back and forth story that first suggested Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had a chance to stop Planned Parenthood but refused to put the matter to a vote, it now appears the facts have changed or been incorrect. The Majority Leader now says he is planning to hold a vote on a Republican bill that would end federal funding of Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos involving use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research.
“The leader is working with his members to address this horrific issue and intends to have a vote before we leave” for a five-week summer recess, said McConnell spokesman Michael Brumas. Source.
Republican Senator Rand Paul had introduced legislation to prohibit any federal funds to Planned Parenthood over the weekend and it is supported by other conservative leaders such as Senators Mike Lee and Ted Cruz. Refusing to put it to a vote would be a slap in the face to those senators and to pro-life Americans everywhere.