Democrats Block Effort to Defund Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood rally

The Senate failed to defund Planned Parenthood on Monday after weeks of scandal surrounding allegations of the sale of fetal organs by the billion-dollar organization.

On Monday the upper chamber voted on legislation introduced by freshman Sen. Joni Ernst (R., Iowa) that would have cut off the taxpayer spigot for the embattled organization and distributed the funds to local community healthcare centers.