Yesterday afternoon (after I wrote this post, but, uh, forgot to post it) the Senate voted 44-56 to reject legislation that would've cut roughly $350 million annually in federal funds to Planned Parenthood. The budget measure essentially included an attack on women's health care—Planned Parenthood is already prohibited for spending federal funds on abortion, so the programs facing crippling cuts included pap smears, breast exams, STI testing, and other preventative care.

But it didn't pass.


Now for the bad news: Lawmakers in the House and Senate failed to pass any budget, which means de-funding Planned Parenthood is still a possibility. And that's what anti-abortion activists are still pushing for.