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Pat Toomey signs on to bill defunding Planned Parenthood

Pat Toomey signs on to bill defunding Planned Parenthood

— In the wake of protests over secretly taped recordings of Planned Parenthood officials, Republicans in the U.S. Senate — including Pennsylvanian Pat Toomey — are seeking to prohibit the organization from receiving any new federal tax dollars. Toomey signed on Wednesday as a co-sponsor to legislation that would divert Planned Parenthood's current support to other groups that provide women's health services. The bill has support from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and is expected to come up for a vote next week. The measure was introduced by Iowa Republican Joni Ernst after the release of heavily edited videos recorded by the nonprofit Center...

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