Gov. Mark Parkinson’s predictable veto of the Huelskamp/Kinzer proviso, secures an estimated $375,000 in federal Title X money for Planned Parenthood clinics in Wichita and Hays.
Minutes away from those two locations, Kansas public health clinics that qualify for those tax-payer funds –and also offer comprehensive health services to low income people of all ages–are struggling to keep their doors open. (Read about Kansas Title X clinics in KFL press release here.)
This is the second year that the governor vetoed this prioritization of Title X funds by claiming the law prohibited Kansas from prioritizing “safety net” clinics and cutting off funds Planned Parenthood. However, the Kansas health department admitted no federal law prevents it.
Parkinson, like President Obama, is indebted to abortion industry campaign funding, and treats Planned Parenthood as a trusted health source.
However, undercover stings continue to show PP clinics are deceitful and not child protective, as LiveActionFilm’s founder, Lila Rose, told a KFL audience in Johnson County this past February. (Tape available from our Shawnee office 913-642-5433)
So while the move to cut ties to America’s largest abortion provider failed under the Kansas governor, it succeeded at the Johnson County commission. By a vote of 5-1 Thursday, commissioners retracted approval for unspecified middle-school sex education programs involving Planned Parenthood.
Commissioners last week had rushed through an application for a grant-funded HHS program but were flooded with public comments by phone, email, and in person, including KFL’s Executive Director, Mary Kay Culp.
More on sex-ed in future posts, but here’s a snapshot of Planned Parenthood’s Teenwire page which is accessible to 6-year-olds.