Kansas Budget Heads to Gov Without Funding Pro-Abortion Planned Parenthood

State   |   Steven Ertelt   |   May 7, 2009   |   9:00AM   |   WASHINGTON, DC

Kansas Budget Heads to Gov Without Funding Pro-Abortion Planned Parenthood

by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
May 7
, 2009

Topeka, KS (LifeNews.com) — The Kansas state budget is heading soon to new Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson and when he signs or vetoes it, he will be determining whether Kansans are forced to send their tax dollars to Planned Parenthood.

Should Parkinson sign the bill, Kansas will become just the seventh state to zero out funding for the abortion business.

Although state tax dollars don’t pay directly for abortions, state legislators cut out funding because Planned Parenthood does abortions — including late-term abortions at its Overland Park facility.

That center is embroiled in a case involving charges that will head to the Kansas Supreme Court next week alleging that some of the late-term abortions were illegal and that it falsified medical records to cover up that fact.

Knowing the allegations, State Senator Tim Huelskamp announced an effort last December to end taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood in Kansas.

"Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion provider in the nation, has come under increasing scrutiny for alleged criminal violations, including illegal late-term abortions and failure to report sexual abuse of young girls," he told LifeNews.com.

"Despite these allegations of impropriety — and more than a hundred criminal charges – this year Kansas taxpayers paid out nearly $300,000 to subsidize this entity," he added.

With the passage of the budget bill through the Kansas House today, the Huelskamp amendment to de-fund Planned Parenthood has been approved by the Kansas legislature.

“I am excited that both chambers of the Kansas Legislature have approved my amendment to remove taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. With Kansas facing a budget crunch, this would be a big victory for the taxpayers," he told LifeNews.com.

Related web sites:
Kansas Governor – https://www.governor.ks.gov
Kansans for Life – https://www.kfl.org

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