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Six party defections in vote to defund Planned Parenthood

WASHINGTON It was mostly a party line affair when the House voted Friday to defund Planned Parenthood for one year, 241-187.

But, there were six exceptions: Three Republicans voted with the majority of Democrats against the bill, while two Democrats joined the majority of Republicans in favor. One Republican, Iowan Steve King, voted "present."

With the exception of King's "present," none of the votes are terribly surprising for longtime observers of Congress who have watched how members of both parties come down on bills dealing with abortion.

Here are the members who didn't vote with their colleagues and some context for their...