- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 8, 2016

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Democratic Gov. Terry McAuliffe has said he’ll veto attempts by the GOP-led General Assembly to block state funding for Planned Parenthood.

The governor said Monday he’ll veto legislation that would defund the women’s health group, which performs abortions as well as well as providing other health services.

The Senate gave final approval Monday to the legislation along a party-line vote. Supporters of the measure said it is needed to ensure that state funds continue not to be used for elective abortions.

Planned Parenthood supporters said the legislation is an unnecessary political attack on abortion rights.

Republicans will likely not have enough votes to overturn a McAuliffe veto.

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