On Monday, the president of my heart, Elizabeth Warren, gave a full-throated defense of Planned Parenthood that made me jump out of my chair and start running around hooting and hollering. (Okay, actually I just started sending the link to a lot of people, but I was jumping out of my chair and running around emotionally.)

In case you've been out of it or distracted by Trump coverage for the last few weeks, Planned Parenthood, a nonprofit health clinic that serves millions of women each year, has been under attack.

Yesterday, Republicans tried to pass a bill in the Senate that would defund the clinic. That bill failed to pass. However, the fight to defend the health clinics, nearly half of which, as Warren says, are located in places where health care is hard to come by, is far from over. An hour ago, Jeb! told the crowd at the Southern Baptist Forum, "The next president should defund Planned Parenthood."

Major media outlets say the effort to cut funds to Planned Parenthood was spurred by heavily edited videos released over the last three weeks by the "Center for Medical Progress." The videos show two wide-eyed crusaders posing as fetal tissue procurement employees who try to catch doctors turning a profit from selling aborted fetal tissue.

In a speech given before the bill failed, Warren set the record straight with the flaming sword of her rhetoric and the cool clarity of her intelligence.

After mentioning the fact that Republicans tried to repeal Obamacare more than 50 times—many of them driven by the scandal that private insurers would have to cover contraception—and after mentioning the fact that, as she says, "over the last five years, Republican state legislatures have passed over 300 bills reducing abortion access," Warren says:

The Republican scheme to defund Planned Parenthood is not some sort of surprised response to a highly edited video. Nope. The Republican vote to defund Planned Parenthood is just one more piece of a deliberate, methodical, orchestrated right-wing attack on women's rights.

Oh, and:

Scheduling this vote during the week of a big Fox News presidential primary debate... isn't just some clever gimmick. This is an all-out effort to build support to take away a woman's right to control her own body and access to medical care she may need.

And, just so you know:

Most of the money Planned Parenthood receives from the government comes in the form of Medicaid patients... The same payments that any other doctor or clinic receives for providing cancer screenings or other medical exams. The rest of Planned Parenthood's federal funding comes from Title X that provides birth control to low-income and uninsured people. The same program the house Republicans voted to cut in June.

Finally, just to put an end, once and for all, to the notion that the government pays for abortions:

A vote today to defund Planned Parenthood is not a vote to defund abortions. It’s a vote to defund cancer screenings and birth control and basic health care for millions of women.

I'm going to go back to running around the room and hooting and hollering now. Emotionally.