In a big disappointment for conservatives, the Senate failed to pass the bill to defund Planned Parenthood and repeal Obamacare. Three Republicans, John McCain, Lisa Murkowski, and Susan Collins voted against the bill. After nearly a decade of running on defunding Planned Parenthood and repealing Obamacare, these Republicans have betrayed their promise and failed the American people.
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The U.S. Senate voted 51 to 49 reject a "skinny" repeal of Obamacare and defund Planned Parenthood in the early hours of the morning on July 28.
The "skinny" repeal of Obamacare would have effectively ended individual and employer mandates to purchase health insurance. It also would have defunded Planned Parenthood, America's largest abortion provider.
Rep. John McCain, R-AZ, cast the deciding "no" vote. Two other Republicans, Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and Susan Collins of Maine, also voted "no." Murkowski and Collins have previously expressed support for Planned Parenthood.
Technically, most federal funds aren't allowed to go directly to abortions. But pro-life advocates note that money is fungible. Giving Planned Parenthood money that doesn't specifically fund abortions still helps the abortion-centered organization, allowing it to spend taxpayer money on other things that strengthen its business model.
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