At least two Republicans senators have announced that they will oppose a plan to defund Planned Parenthood being pushed by Sens. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) and James Lankford (R-Okla.).

Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) announced Wednesday that they will not support the defunding effort proposed by their Republican colleagues.

The push to strip the abortion provider comes after the Center for Medical Progress released several videos over the last few weeks of Planned Parenthood officials discussing how they profited from the sale of fetal tissues.

β€œIn other states tissue donation programs should be investigated, but in Illinois there is no similar program,” Kirk told The Hill Thursday. β€œI do not plan to cut access to basic health care and contraception for women, the majority of whom have no other resources.”

Kirk is up for a tough re-election fight next year against Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and doesn't want to be caught in the so-called "war on women."

Collins isn't up for re-election. She told reporters that she still is looking at the bill but would likely oppose if it called for immediate defunding of the abortion provider.

The bill's authors need 60 votes to pass the Senate and without Collins or Kirk it's hard to see where they can gain eight more votes.

(h/t The Blaze)