Despite the failure to cut federal funding for abortion via Planned Parenthood, the debate is on, and the argument against subsidizing abortion rights will be won, with other victories to be won. Federal aid to PP is decades-long--recall that then-Congressman George H.W. Bush (1967-71) was nicknamed "rubbers"
by a conservative Democrat who noted his passion for population control, and the battle to change minds may take that long as well. Proponents must present reassurances, proven results, and the unworkability of present policies.