A group of GOP senators say their bill to defund Planned Parenthood wouldn't remove any federal dollars from women's healthcare.

By removing some $500 million from Planned Parenthood clinics every year, those dollars would be made available to community health centers that provide healthcare but don't supply women with abortion services, according to the legislation filed Wednesday by Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa.

"I want to make clear there will be no reduction in overall federal funding available to support women's health," Ernst said. "I look forward to voting on this vital legislation."

Sen. John Cornyn said there are "eight times" as many community health centers in his state of Texas as there are Planned Parenthood clinics — after recent abortion clinic regulations have resulted in the closure of some clinics.

And in Oklahoma, there are just four Planned Parenthood clinics but around 60 community health centers, said Sen. James Lankford.

"They're in many rural areas and they target areas of greatest need," Lankford said.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has said he'll hold a vote next week on the Ernst bill defunding Planned Parenthood, in the wake of three recently-released undercover videos showing leaders of the group discussing the collection of aborted fetal tissue for medical research purposes.

McConnell said it's time to halt Medicaid and other federal dollars to "some scandal-plagued organization," although President Obama has already said he won't sign such a bill.

Democrats have generally defended Planned Parenthood, which denies that it has profited financially from the tissue or done anything else illegal while collecting the tissue. Yet a few Democrats have said the videos being released raise questions about the practice of donating aborted fetal remains.

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton called the latest video "disturbing," while Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., said the initial video was "extremely troubling" because it raised the prospect that Planned Parenthood was breaking the law by selling fetal tissue.

Kaine also hedged his response, however, by saying it should be determined whether the group that made the videos, the Center for Medical Progress, selectively edited the footage in any way.

The latest video, released Tuesday, shows medical professional sifting through plates of fetal tissue to extract intact body parts like legs and arms.

"Now Hillary Clinton is calling these Planned Parenthood images disturbing and I agree, these videos are hard for any one to defend," Ernst said.

Ernst, McConnell, Cornyn and Lankford were joined by Sens. Rand Paul, Johnny Isakson, Deb Fischer and John Thune. Two House panels are currently investigating Planned Parenthood, although the full House is leaving for August recess today without voting on any defunding legislation.