Last week, we told you about Senate Bill 1881, which would have prohibited federal funds from flowing to Planned Parenthood. Monday evening, Senate Democrats decided to filibuster a motion to open debate on the bill, and that motion ended up failing, 53-46, with 60 votes required to overcome the filibuster.
As sponsors of the measure, both Senators Johnny Isakson and David Perdue voted in favor of opening debate. Today, the Georgia Life Alliance, which is the state’s affiliate of National Right to Life, issued this statement praising the Senator’s votes:
We are proud of our Georgia Senators for supporting this swift and targeted action to defund the Nation’s largest abortion provider” said GLA Executive Director Emily Matson. “Planned Parenthood’s pocketbook has been a deposit account for the American taxpayer for too long. The video revelations we have received in the past weeks make it clear Planned Parenthood’s participation in the compensation-driven procurement of human baby parts must end. We hope the momentum behind S. 1881 will not slow down.
Today, the Center for Medical Progress released a fifth video. Because Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell switched his vote from yes to no, he has the ability to bring the measure up again at a later time.
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