Bill to Defund Planned Parenthood Fails

Planned Parenthood is keeping its funding—for now—after the Senate blocked a Republican-backed bill to defund the organization. The move to halt federal funds came after a series of undercover videos that shows Planned Parenthood leaders discussing fetal-tissue research. The GOP needed 60 votes to stop Democrats from derailing the bill, but received only 53. The issue could come into play again on Oct. 1, when federal agencies will run out of money and Congress must agree on legislation to halt another government shutdown.