McConnell: Planned Parenthood Provision Will Remain in Obamacare Repeal

Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), image via Flickr

A provision to defund Planned Parenthood will remain in legislation that would repeal parts of the Affordable Care Act, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) told reporters Tuesday.

McConnell said he was confident the measure “will contain a defund of Planned Parenthood in the Obamacare repeal bill, and we’ll be moving to that after Thanksgiving.”

On Monday, other Senate Republicans said the Planned Parenthood provision could be dropped in order to ensure the passage of the Obamacare repeal by a simple majority in the chamber.

Morning Consult