Denying Planned Parenthood Title X Funding

House Roll Call No. 643
111th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 183-247 (see complete tally)
On Friday, July 24, 2009, the House defeated an amendment offered by Representative Mike Pence (R-IN) to the FY 2010 Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R. 3293) by a vote of 183-247. The Pence Amendment would have prohibited the disbursement of Title X family planning funds to Planned Parenthood Federal of America because the organization uses its own money to provide women with abortion care. The ACLU opposed the Pence Amendment because it would undermine women's access to basic health care services, would disproportionately impact low-income women and women of color, and raised serious constitutional concerns by penalizing an organization for its use of non-federal dollars in the exercise of a constitutionally protected right.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 643
Votes For : 183
Votes Against : 247
Not Voting : 9