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Rand Paul: It's time to discuss taxpayer funding for 'gruesome' Planned Parenthood

Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., will keep up his efforts to defund Planned Parenthood and plans to "try to force a vote" to do so, he said Sunday.

In the wake of recently released undercover videos that show high level Planned Parenthood executives haggling over prices of aborted fetal organ parts, Paul said on "Fox News Sunday," "I think the time is now to discuss whether taxpayer dollars should be going to such a gruesome procedure."

"People are outraged by this and I think the American people deserve to have a vote on it," Paul said.

One Senate procedural trick that Paul plans to try includes a "discharge petition" — if at least 16 other senators sign on, Paul can force a vote.

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