On Wednesday, the Senate voted to cut funding to Planned Parenthood and to repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act. The bill was passed 52 to 47 and will go on to the House of Representatives. The bill is expected to be passed there, but when it reaches President Obama's desk, he is expected to veto it.
In previous years, the House has voted more than 50 times to cut federal funding to Planned Parenthood. The removal of Medicaid funds may take away coverage for millions of women and girls around the country. Additionally, the bill also blocks Medicaid from expanding.
"It seems implausible that less than a week after a tragic shooting at the Planned Parenthood health center in Colorado Springs some in Washington chose politics over compassion," said Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement.
Last Friday, three people were shot and killed at a Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, Colorado. The suspect, Robert Dear, is believed to be motivated by his stance against abortion. Authorities are investigating whether to call it an act of domestic terrorism.
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