The Senate vote to defund Planned Parenthood failed 42 to 58 today.
All Democrats voted to keep federally funding Planned Parenthood, including self-proclaimed pro-lifers Ben Nelson of Nebraska, Bob Casey of Pennsylvania, and Joe Manchin of West Virginia.
Of course, Casey and Nelson had already voted for Planned Parenthood funding in 2007 and voted for taxpayer-funding of abortion in Obamacare last year. Not so with Manchin. This was the first vote that really pits him against pro-lifers. He was a very popular governor, but this voting to send taxpayer money to a billion-dollar "non-profit" business that performs more than 330,000 abortions per year could come back to haunt him in his conservative state in 2012.
There were also five Republicans (as expected) who voted to keep Planned Parenthood's federal funding: