House votes to freeze federal funding for Planned Parenthood

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A fight over funding for Planned Parenthood may lead to a government shutdown, according to WCCO.

In a 241 to 187 vote, mostly along party lines, the House approved a measure to freeze federal funding to Planned Parenthood for one year.

The move allows congress time to investigate claims of unethical practices taking place in the agency.

It’s also aimed at appeasing conservatives who have vowed to dismiss a budget plan that includes funding for the controversial women’s health organization.

Democrats are expected to block the bill in the Senate.

Congress has until September 30 to pass a spending bill and avert a government shutdown.