Deny certain federal funds to Planned Parenthood

House Roll Call No. 684
110th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 189-231 (see complete tally)

Title X (“Title 10") of the Public Health Service Act provides more than $300 million annually for grants to state and private entities for “family planning” programs.  Although federal law does not permit such funds to be used to pay for abortions, large amounts of Title X funds go to organizations that operate abortion clinics, including affiliates of the Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), the nation's largest abortion provider.  On July 19, 2007, during consideration of the Fiscal Year 2008 appropriations bill for the federal Department of Health and Human Services, pro-life Congressman Mike Pence (R-In.) offered an amendment to prohibit any Title X funds from going to any arm of Planned Parenthood. The amendment did not reduce the amount of money appropriated for Title X overall. The amendment failed, 189 to 231.  The Pence Amendment was supported by 16 Democrats and 173 Republicans; it was opposed by 210 Democrats and 21 Republicans.  Roll Call No. 684.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 684
Votes For : 189
Votes Against : 231
Not Voting : 16

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