The vote to override President Obama’s veto of a bill to defund Planned Parenthood fell short of the two-thirds margin required to pass. The House of Representatives voted 241 (in favor of overriding) to 186 (against).
The “Restoring Americans’ Healthcare Freedom Reconciliation Act” (H.R. 3762) would have denied Planned Parenthood, the nation’s leading abortion provider, funding from Medicaid. Planned Parenthood performed 323,999 abortions and received $553.7 million from taxpayers in 2014 alone, according to its most recent annual report. (LifeSite News).