Washington D.C., Apr 14, 2011 / 17:02 pm
A ban on federal funding for Planned Parenthood passed the U.S. House but failed in the Senate on April 14.
Cardinal Daniel DiNardo said the ban would have freed up funds to meet the basic needs of the poor.
“The current and future debate will involve hard choices and much shared sacrifice,” Cardinal DiNardo wrote Congress in an April 13 letter ahead of the vote. “Whether to fund the largest abortion network in the country is not one of those hard choices.”
The House voted 260-167 on a bill to fund the federal government for the rest of the year. A separate vote on a ban on Planned Parenthood funding passed by a vote of 241-185.