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Fight Over Planned Parenthood Takes Center Stage In Congress

A Planned Parenthood location in New York City.(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)
A Planned Parenthood location in New York City.(Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

The fight over Planned Parenthood and abortion, is taking center stage in Washington today.

The House is voting on two bills, one that would end all federal funding for Planned Parenthood, and another that would strengthen criminal penalties for doctors who don’t try to save babies born alive during abortions. The Senate will also soon take up other legislation that’s already passed the House, that would outlaw all abortions after 20 weeks.

Here & Now‘s Peter O’Dowd talks to NPR’s Susan Davis about the bills, and whether this fight over funding for Planned Parenthood is likely to lead to a government shutdown at the end of the month.

Guest

  • Susan Davis, congressional reporter for NPR. She tweets @DaviSusan.

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