Mike Pence Votes to Allow States to Defund Planned Parenthood
It’s a huge blow to health care. During a procedural vote in the Senate on a bill that gives states the autonomy to decide whether to keep federal funds from Planned Parenthood, the Vice President supported the legislation with the deciding vote. The Title X legislation is a massive roll-back of Obama-era policy that prevented states from withholding such funding. Planned Parenthood currently supports around 4.1 million Americans with reproductive health services, so if Title X is ultimately successful, it’s unclear where access to analogous health services will be available.