|Rep. Jackie Speier, D-CA|
The House of Representatives Friday passed a measure to end federal funding for abortion provider Planned Parenthood a day after Rep. Jackie Speier, D-Calif., brought the chamber to stunned silence after describing her own personal experience with abortion
Friday afternoon, the House passed the amendment by a vote of 240-185. The vote was generally along party lines, with all but seven Republicans voting against the cut, and 10 Democrats voting in favor. One Republican voted present.
The House must still vote for final passage on the underlying spending bill before the cuts head to the Senate for a possible vote later this month.
The measure would eliminate cutting about $330 million through the end of September for preventative-health services, including federal funding for contraception and cancer screenings, at Planned Parenthood clinics across the country. -- Matthew Jaffee and John Parkinson, ABC News
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