Alexander Statement on Senate Vote to Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted on August 3, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C., August 3 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) released the following statement on his vote in favor of legislation introduced by Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa) to redirect all federal taxpayer dollars currently spent at Planned Parenthood to thousands of centers across the country that provide women’s health services:

“Under this legislation, federal taxpayer dollars now spent at four Planned Parenthood centers in Tennessee would be spent instead at 173 Tennessee community health centers that provide services for women’s health, such as prenatal care and mammograms. These dollars could also be spent for women’s health services offered at state, county and local health departments.”

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