Politics | Planned Parenthood lobbied lawmakers to oppose the bill to support ‘women’s healthcare’
by Sarah Schweinsberg
Posted 6/28/16, 05:24 pm
WASHINGTON—The Senate will head into a seven-week summer recess with unfinished business that could leave Americans’ health at risk. Senate Democrats blocked a Zika spending bill today in a 52-48 vote because of provisions they said they couldn’t support.
The Republican bill would have appropriated $1.1 billion to Zika research and disease prevention. The mosquito-borne Zika virus is linked to severe birth defects and lingering paralysis in adults.