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Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America, testifies Tuesday during a House Oversight and Government Reform Committee hearing on Capitol Hill. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Rep. Jim Jordan Questions Cecile Richards

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In 1954, Dr. Frederick C. Robbins, then chief of pediatrics and contagious diseases at Cleveland Metropolitan General Hospital, was one of three winners of that year's Nobel Prize in medicine. The scientists' work, which led to a vaccine against polio, was performed in human fetal cells. AP hide caption

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Research On Fetal Tissue Draws Renewed Political, Scientific Scrutiny

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell brought a measure up for a vote Thursday that funded the government but defunded Planned Parenthood. Democrats banded together to block it. Evan Vucci/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner is yet again facing a backlash from conservatives over his approach in trying to avoid a government shutdown. Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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House Speaker John Boehner of Ohio (right) and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky have two weeks to negotiate a plan with congressional Democrats to avert a government shutdown. J. Scott Applewhite/AP hide caption

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Margaret Sanger appears before a Senate committee for federal birth-control legislation in Washington, D.C., on March 1, 1934, arguing that federal courts be given the right to discuss contraceptive methods with their patients. Anonymous/AP hide caption

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Republican presidential candidates (from left) Donald Trump, Jeb Bush, Mike Huckabee, Ted Cruz and Rand Paul during the Republican presidential debate in Cleveland on Aug.6. Andrew Harnik/AP hide caption

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