The newly approved Kansas Budget directs that family planning services financed in any way under “Title X” federal rules must be contracted primarily with public health clinics and secondarily with qualified non-public hospitals or health centers that provide comprehensive health care–primary and preventative.
In plain language, Kansas wants to support the local health clinics that see patients of all ages and provide a wide range of services including immunizations, screenings, physicals, and referrals. These health clinics are easily accessible, important to a community, and serve the poor.
By definition of their limited practices, Planned Parenthood fails in this mission.
Mary Kay Culp, Kansans for Life Executive Director, commented,
“Planned Parenthood is doing everything it can to divert attention away from the fact that the criminal charges against them are back in court in July, after being stalled for two years by the actions of former Kansas AG, Steve Six, who is now a controversial nominee to the U.S. Court of Appeals.
“If found guilty of the felonies they are charged with, they will lose much more than Kansas Title X money,” Culp said. “It is just plain bad practice to give tax dollars to prevent pregnancies to an organization that makes more money [performing abortions] when they fail to do so.
FACTS BETRAY PP’s “TRUSTED” CLAIM
After a lengthy and improper delay, the trial for 107 criminal counts against Planned Parenthood of Overland Park will continue in just 3 weeks. Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt’s office has deputized the Johnson County prosecutors to assist in securing crucial state reports that AGs Morrison and Six refused to provide.
Throughout this past spring, national video reporting caught various Planned Parenthood businesses willing to assist the sex trafficking of young girls, and to aid pimps in getting such services at a tax-funded low cost!
State inspection of the Overland Park, Kansas, Planned Parenthood in 2002 found violations of patient safety and privacy.
- Outdated medications were in use and unlocked narcotics were easily accessible.
- The staff were not vaccinated and were not educated about adverse patient care incidents that legally needed to be reported to authorities.
- Boxes of patient files were left open in a room accessible to staff and the public, and near a copying machine.
State investigation of the St. Louis, Missouri Planned Parenthood following a 1997 abortion death found the facility with gravely deficient conditions that precluded saving the woman’s life –in violation of regulations the facility was supposed to be already following.
- The facility wrongly accepted the anemic woman for the procedure, and during the abortion, she went into seizure, convulsion, and ceased breathing.
- The staff –even the abortionist–were NOT trained in CPR, failed to have the necessary supplies, monitors and endotracheal equipment to address respiratory and cardiac emergencies.
- The family of the victim, Nichole Williams–a young mother of three living children– later sued and won a modest financial settlement.
PP president Peter Brownlie, claimed “the health of thousands [are] at risk by eliminating funding for a trusted community health care provider.”
But, the truth is, thousands are safer in clinics and hospitals, not inside Planned Parenthood businesses, which have been proven unworthy of tax funds AND the community trust.
And now Brownlie is depending on Steve Six to quickly be seated on the appeals bench as this case–as well as other novel pro-life laws that PP talks of challenging– moves forward!