Nebraska Stops Grants to Two Pro-Abortion Groups

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   Sep 2, 2003   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Nebraska Stops Grants to Two Pro-Abortion Groups

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 2, 2003

Lincoln, NE (LifeNews.com) — Nebraska will stop giving money to two organizations because they refer women considering abortion to abortion facilities.

Last week, the state Department of Health and Human Services sent a letter to Lincoln Planned Parenthood and Hastings Family Planning telling them of the decision.

The department sought to create projects with the groups targeting teens with information about birth control and family planning.

However, last month, Attorney General Jon Bruning said the grant violated a Nebraska pro-life law prohibiting taxpayer funding of groups that perform abortions or make abortion referrals.

A representative of Planned Parenthood told the Associated Press that none of the state money went towards abortions or promoting abortion.

There were 3,775 abortions in the state last year, the fewest since 1975.