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Planned Parenthood Federation of America President Cecile Richards listens while testifying during a Sept. 29 House panel hearing on "Planned Parenthood's Taxpayer Funding." Jacquelyn Martin/AP hide caption

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Cecile Richards on 'Morning Edition'

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Robert Lewis Dear, 57, is accused of attacking a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado Springs and killing three people, including a police officer. Nine others were injured. Colorado Springs Police Department hide caption

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Kerry Washington, who plays Olivia Pope on Scandal, speaks during the "Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, How to Get Away with Murder" panel at a summer press tour event in Beverly Hills, Calif. Richard Shotwell/Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP hide caption

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The Planned Parenthood women's health organization has come under fire from Republicans after an undercover video allegedly showed a Planned Parenthood executive discussing selling cells from aborted fetuses. Andrew Burton/Getty Images hide caption

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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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