McConnell tees up Planned Parenthood vote
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has teed up a Monday vote on defunding Planned Parenthood.
“When [legislation] was passed enabling research to go forward, I remind that Mitch McConnell voted for that,” she told reporters, referring to a 1993 bill that allows federal funds to be used for medical research involving fetal tissue, under certain conditions.
McConnell defended his record later Thursday when asked about the allegations made by Pelosi and outside groups this week.
“I’ve had a long-standing opposition to the funding of Planned Parenthood,” he said. “Frequently in the legislative process things come up that you can’t entirely dictate every aspect of. But my record on life issues and Planned Parenthood is 100 percent.”