From the Richmond Times-Dispatch:
"Two perennial amendments pushed by anti-abortion legislators also found their way into the House committee's budget bill.
A language amendment would prohibit state funding of embryonic-stem-cell research but would permit entities that conduct such research, without using state money, to receive state funding. State funding of research using aborted fetuses would be prohibited.
A second language amendment would prohibit the distribution of state money to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, or any affiliate. Very little general-fund money is given to the organization. Planned Parenthood says none of that money goes to abortions.
Similar amendments have failed in past sessions."