Planned Parenthood Supporters Seek Continued Fund

By: AP
By: AP

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) _ Supporters of Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri want Gov. Mark Parkinson to allow the group to continue to receive state funding.

About two dozen supporters delivered petitions to the governor's office Tuesday, urging him to allow Planned Parenthood to receive some $250,000 in the next budget year.

They're asking Parkinson to veto part of the budget bill that legislators had added to eliminate the funding.

Abortion opponents say Planned Parenthood should not receive state funds because it performs abortions at a suburban Kansas City clinic. But Planned Parenthood contends none of the state money goes toward abortions.

The governor is expected to act on the budget bill by the end of the week.

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