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Joseph asked , “And where is Planned Parenthood going to go? Are they going to withdraw their support from President Obama and the Democrats?”

They won’t have to go anywhere. After Planned Parenthood got off the phone with House Democrats, the liberal caucus decided it would kill any healthcare legislation that didn’t provide funding to kill the unborn. From the Washington Post :

The amendment passed with the support of 64 Democrats, roughly a quarter of the party caucus.

But abortion-rights supporters are vowing to strip the amendment out, as the focus turns to the Senate and the conference committee that would resolve differences between the two bills.

Although House liberals voted for the bill with the amendment to keep the process moving forward, Rep. Diana DeGette (Colo.) said she has collected more than 40 signatures from House Democrats vowing to oppose any final bill that includes the amendment—enough to block passage.

“There’s going to be a firestorm here,” DeGette said. “Women are going to realize that a Democratic-controlled House has passed legislation that would prohibit women paying for abortions with their own funds . . . . We’re not going to let this into law.”

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