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Sen. Warren: Anti-Planned Parenthood Push Is a GOP Assault on Women

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren said Republicans were attacking women's rights shortly before this week's vote to defund Planned Parenthood that failed in the Senate.

"I come to the Senate floor today to ask my Republican colleagues a question. Do you have any idea what year it is? Did you fall down, hit your head and think you woke up in the 1950s or the 1890s?" Warren said on the Senate floor on Monday.

"I simply cannot believe that in the year 2015, the United States Senate would be spending its time trying to defund women's healthcare centers," the Massachusetts Democrat said.

Warren contends that the move to defund Planned Parenthood is something Republicans have been planning "for years" in order "to strip away women's rights to make choices over our own bodies."

The Massachusetts senator went on to cite the government shutdown in 2013 when Republicans were trying to defund Obamacare "unless they could change the law to let employers deny women access to birth control."

The Senate vote to pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood failed, 53-46. Sixty votes were needed in order for the measure to pass.

Senate Republicans want to defund Planned Parenthood after the Center for Medical Progress released a series of undercover videos allegedly showing officials for the organization trying to sell fetal body parts for profit.

Some Republican lawmakers are considering trying to use a possible government shutdown to defund Planned Parenthood, as Congress has to a renew federal spending measure by Oct. 1.

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Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren accused Republicans of trying "to strip away women's rights" shortly before this week's vote to defund Planned Parenthood that failed in the Senate. "Do you have any idea what year it is?" she said on the Senate floor...
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