Ane Marie Benitez, Director of Government Relations for the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, watches as Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters, left, and Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, right address reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood on Monday, Aug.  3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. The Senate blocked a Republican drive Monday to terminate federal funds for Planned Parenthood, setting the stage for the GOP to try again this fall amid higher stakes(AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)

Council rejects Planned Parenthood funds

The Republican-led Executive Council has rejected roughly $650,000 in state funding for Planned Parenthood to provide health services such a…