Michigan State Board Approves $1.2M More In Planned Parenthood Funding Despite Opposition
The state contract increases a federal grant to Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan to provide family planning and health screenings, but will not fund abortion services. Elsewhere, in Ohio, a federal judge's temporary order will allow three Planned Parenthood clinics to stay open while the reproductive health organization sues the state over planned injunctions.
The Detroit Free Press:
Planned Parenthood Contract Approved Over Objections
Despite strong opposition push back from a group of 29 Republican members of the House of Representatives, the state Administrative Board approved a $1.2-million addition to a federal contract with Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan to provide health services for women. The State Administrative Board pulled the Planned Parenthood contract off the agenda last week after the GOP lawmakers wrote a letter to the board objecting to the contract with the organization. (Gray, 12/15)
Planned Parenthood Gets Restraining Order In Ohio Lawsuit Over Fetal Remains
A U.S. judge on Monday temporarily blocked Ohio from initiating legal action against three Planned Parenthood facilities the state's attorney general accused last week of violating rules for disposal of fetal remains. Planned Parenthood, which denied violating any state rules, sued Ohio in U.S. District Court, saying state Attorney General Mike DeWine had singled out the organization over all other healthcare providers in violation of its rights to due process and equal protection under the U.S. Constitution. (Palmer, 12/14)