An amendment that would have blocked Planned Parenthood from receiving taxpayer funding was rejected in a 45-48 vote in the Senate on Thursday.
According to LifeSiteNews.com, Planned Parenthood received more than $543 million in the fiscal year 2016-17. And while it is forbidden that taxpayer dollars go directly to funding abortions, it does free up money to perform abortions.
The report cited a Duke University study that found that taxpayers cover nearly 25 percent of abortion costs.
On Friday, Pat Gray aired a clip of Republican Sen. Rand Paul on the Senate floor taking his colleagues to task on their inability to act on the principles they campaigned on.
Paul lashed out at Republican leadership and issued a statement on the vote: "I will never apologize for standing up for life. If it took exposing the preference of so many in my own party to continue reckless spending over protecting the innocent, it was a fight worth having."
Watch him call out the hypocrisy in the clip below:
Among the Republican senators who voted to block funding for Planned Parenthood were Sens. Susan Collins of Maine and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska.
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