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Sanders: Dems will 'fight back' against Planned Parenthood defunding

Mon Jan 09 13:00:57 EST 2017 | The Hill
Sanders called the plan an "obsession" that has "nothing to do with improving healthcare."   Speaker (R-Wis.) said last week that language defunding Planned Parenthood would be included in a bill repealing ObamaCare.  With a Republican majority in the House and Senate, and an incoming Republican president, the GOP stands its best chance in years of defunding the organization.  Republicans have long sought to defund Planned Parenthood because it provides abortions, though no federa..

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House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) holds a sheet of insurance premium statistics during a news conference at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHIN..
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Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, left, flanked by Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, Congressman Hakeem Jeffries and Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney. Will Bredderman/Observer Four Democratic..
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House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis. holds his copy of insurance premium statistics during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Jan. 5, 2017. House Speaker Paul Ry..
U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said Thursday that Republicans would cut federal money for Planned Parenthood as part of their repeal of Obamacare. “The Planned Parenthood legislation..