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September 21, 2015

GOP Congressman Bob Dold votes against, Democrat Lipinski for defunding Planned Parenthood


Illinois Congressman Bob Dold (IL-10) split with House Republicans Friday and voted to keep sending federal taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood. Congressman Dan Lipinski was one of three Democrats that voted to stop sending funds to Planned Parenthood.

The 241 to 187 House vote included three Republicans voting against stripping the funding while 183 Democrats voted against it.

After undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood officials admitting that numerous affiliates sell body parts from human babies aborted in their clinics, several states launched investigations into whether the illegal practice were taking place in their jurisdictions. So far, South Carolina, Tennessee, Massachusetts, Kansas, Missouri, Indiana, Tennessee, Ohio, Georgia, Texas and Louisiana have initiated investigations in Planned Parenthood's practices.

Illinois has not moved to investigate or defund its 21 Planned Parenthood clinics.

Click here for the originating article from Illinois Review.