Earlier this week, the Senate voted on measure S. 1881, which would have defunded Planned Parenthood.
Background information: the United States gives Planned Parenthood over $500 million per year. Planned Parenthood has an annual budget of $1.3 billion dollars, so government funds make up about 38% of their total budget. If the measure had been approved, the $500 million would have gone to other women's medical clinics.
The vote was 53-46, with the result that they're not going to change the current situation, and they're going to vote on it again later.
I'm Catholic, so I'm kind of on both sides of the Planned Parenthood debate. On one hand, I really like women having access to cheap, quality healthcare. On the other hand, I'm strongly against abortion and free birth control. (In my experience, that doesn't stop sexual misbehavior; that just encourages it.) So I support some of the stuff Planned Parenthood does, and I oppose some of the stuff it does.
I feel the same way about the Republicans and Democrats. Both groups have some good points, and both groups have some really bad points. I don't really want to support either group, because that means supporting the bad stuff, along with the good.