Vice President Mike Pence just cast a vote in the Senate that will advance legislation allowing states to “withhold federal funds from Planned Parenthood,” per USA Today.
Pence’s vote was needed to pass the resolution, as GOP Senators Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collins broke from party lines.
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The Senate, after a procedural vote, will now proceed to a measure that would dismiss an Obama-era rule banning states from denying federal funds to such organizations.
Democrats are beside themselves of course.
Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., called the measure a “shameful, dangerous resolution.”
“We are not going to give up,” said Murray, the top-ranking Democrat on the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. “We are going to keep making sure that women’s voices are heard.”
But echoes of the Vice President’s epic speech at the March for Life seemed to ring through congressional offices Thursday.
“Life is winning in America,” he had said.