The House of Representatives has voted to defund abortion giant Planned Parenthood for the second time in a month.
Representatives voted 241 to 185 for legislation that would see the organisation defunded, while the investigation into the purported sale of aborted tissue and organs continues.
All in all, 238 Republicans and 3 Democrats voted for the bill, which states that Planned Parenthood will be defunded should it continue to carry out abortions.
The bill states:
“For the one-year period beginning on the date of the enactment of this division … no funds authorized or appropriated by Federal law may be made available for any purpose to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., or any affiliate or clinic of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., unless such entities certify that Planned Parenthood Federation of America affiliates and clinics will not perform, and will not provide any funds to any other entity that performs, an abortion during such period.”
The legislation also outlines that funds will be diverted to other women’s health clinics that do not carry out abortions.
“All funds that are no longer available to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, Inc., and its affiliates and clinics pursuant to this division will continue to be made available to other eligible entities to provide women’s health care services.”