Senate Aims to Vote on Defunding Planned Parenthood

The Planned Parenthood logo is pictured outside a clinic in Boston
The Planned Parenthood logo is pictured outside a clinic in Boston / Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is planning to hold a vote on legislation in coming days on a Republican bill halting federal funding of Planned Parenthood, following the release of videos involving use of aborted fetal tissue for medical research.

"The leader is working with his members to address this horrific issue and intends to have a vote before we leave" for a five-week summer recess, said McConnell spokesman Michael Brumas.

Republican Senator Rand Paul has introduced legislation to prohibit any federal funds to Planned Parenthood.

(Reporting By Richard Cowan; Editing by Bill Trott)