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U.S. House Speaker Ryan Takes Firm Stance Against Including Planned Parenthood Funding In Zika, Continuing Resolution Bills

CQ News: Fight Over Planned Parenthood Tangles Both Zika Funding and CR
“Speaker Paul D. Ryan on Thursday took a hard stance against including money for Planned Parenthood in legislation to combat the Zika virus, a partisan standoff that is shaping up to be the key sticking point as Congress attempts to wrap up appropriations work for the year. … The language in question means funding in the bill is limited to services from public health departments and hospitals, or reimbursable through public health plans. It does not include family planning clinics like Planned Parenthood’s affiliate [in Puerto Rico,] Profamilia…” (McCrimmon, 9/8).