Planned Parenthood

State Capitol Rotunda - file photo
Cheyna Roth / Michigan Public Radio Network

(MPRN-Lansing) The Legislature has sent Governor Rick Snyder the new state budget, including a provision that attempts to cut funding to Planned Parenthood. Snyder and the Legislature’s disagree on the provision, which could lead to a showdown on whether it will be enforced. 

A rally against Planned Parenthood in Kalamazoo was met with about 800 pro-choice protestors. Saturday’s demonstration was part of a national movement to cut federal funding to the organization that offers abortions and women’s health services. 

MPRN

(MPRN-Lansing) Almost 30 state House Republicans have signed a letter asking a state panel to reject a funding increase for Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan. 

Melissa Benmark, WKAR

The state Senate has created a new committee which will look into Planned Parenthood’s operation in Michigan. 

WMUK

An Allegan County state lawmaker wants to pull federal funding from Planned Parenthood in Michigan.

The Gongwer News Service says Rep. Cindy Gamrat (R-Plainwell) plans to introduce a bill to block funding for the agency. That follows a national controversy over fetal tissue research. But Planned Parenthood officials in Michigan say the real issue is the health services it provides.

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