Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Kansas Votes To Stop Funding Planned Parenthood

I hope other state legislators follow what they did in Kansas.

"The Kansas legislature has voted to defund Planned Parenthood.

The decision was based, in part, because of investigations of Planned Parenthood by former Kansas Attorney General Phill Kline. State Senator Tim Huelskamp led the drive for defunding. "They were charged in the last year with 107 counts of violations of our late-term abortion laws," he points out.

Then, Huelskamp received a recording of a phone conversation a woman had with Planned Parenthood in Overland Park, Kansas. The woman posed as a 14-year-old girl involved in a relationship with a 21-year-old man.Tim Huelskamp

"The Planned Parenthood employee actually suggested, yes, your boyfriend, who is actually the perpetrator of the crime, actually could come in and pick up contraceptives to continue the sexual abuse," the Republican lawmaker adds.

Huelskamp told OneNewsNow the statutory rape should have been reported to police. While both houses of the Kansas legislature voted to defund Planned Parenthood, getting the governor's approval is not guaranteed."