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House GOP Split On Defunding Planned Parenthood In Reconciliation

February 14, 2017
GOP lawmakers, as they continue to mull what parts of the Affordable Care Act to repeal and replace in a reconciliation bill, are mixed on whether the legislation should also ax funding for Planned Parenthood. Some Republicans support the move, while others caution that the health care law is complicated enough and Congress should avoid muddying the process by targeting abortion providers. House Ways & Means Chair Kevin Brady (R-TX) recently said that Planned Parenthood must be defunded in reconciliation...

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