Arizona U.S. Representatives Vote 5-4 to Defund Planned Parenthood as House Passes Two Funding-Freeze Bills

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After threatening to shut down Planned Parenthood for months, the U.S. House of Representatives passed two bills Friday freezing its federal funding for one year. The 241-187 vote split almost perfectly down party lines, with only two Democrats voting in favor of the measures and three Republicans voting against them.

Here's how your Arizona's representatives voted:

Yay (5): Martha McSally, Trent Franks, Matt Salmon, David Schwikert, and Paul Gossar.

Nay (4): Krysten Sinema, Ann Kirkpatrick, Ruben Gallego, and Raul Grijalva.

The bills are unlikely to become law because, if the Senate doesn't shut them down, the President  already has vowed to use his veto. Still supporters of Planned Parenthood see today's vote as just another example of the decades-long battle to cut off access to safe, legal abortion — a battle they feel conservatives are willing to wage at any cost, even if it means making up facts.

And in case you missed it, here's our list of the Top 10 Planned Parenthood Myths: 

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10. Planned Parenthood sells baby parts: point v. counterpoint.

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9. Planned Parenthood makes a profit from abortions: point v. counterpoint.

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8. Planned Parenthood practices eugenics by targeting poor and minority neighborhoods: point v. counterpoint.

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7. Planned Parenthood encourages abortion: point v. counterpoint.

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6. Planned Parenthood uses federal tax money to fund abortions: point v. counterpoint. 

 

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5. The Center for Medical Progress videos "exposing" Planned Parenthood are accurate: point

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4. Defunding Planned Parenthood will reduce abortions: point v. counterpoint.

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3. Planned Parenthood is, as Mike Huckabee put it, "the industry of abortion": point v. counterpoint.

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2. The congressional hearings will get to the bottom of what Planned Parenthood is doing: point v. counterpoint

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1. Americans want Planned Parenthood shutdown at any cost: point v. counterpoint


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