House, Senate Move to Defund Planned Parenthood Immediately

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After the release this week of a second bombshell video revealing the hidden world of Planned Parenthood, a number of Republicans in Congress are pressing for immediate defunding.

Despite calls from House leadership for moderation and future moratorium on funding, a group of House conservatives are demanding a bill be called up without delay.

The bill by Rep. Diana Black (R-TN), which already has garnered 124 House co-sponsors, calls for defunding Planned Parenthood for one year while congressional investigations are conducted.

Sen. James Lankford (R-OK) is pushing a similar bill in the Senate which has gained public support from Sens. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul on stripping the group of more than half a billion dollars in federal funds.