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Cotton Statement on Senate Vote to End Federal Funding for Planned Parenthood

August 3, 2015
Washington, D.C.- Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the Senate's failure to invoke cloture on legislation defunding Planned Parenthood:

"Ending federal funding for Planned Parenthood should be one issue that transcends partisan politics. Their egregious practices portrayed in the videos that have been released over the last several weeks show a callous organization unworthy of taxpayer dollars. Regrettably, Senate Democrats refused to even allow for an open and honest debate on this issue. Rest assured, I will continue to honor the God-given rights to life and liberty enshrined in the Declaration of Independence and guaranteed by our Constitution by striving to guarantee those rights to the ones least able to defend themselves-the unborn."