LISTEN LIVE KPR - On Air: Listen Live to classical, jazz and NPR news Schedule LATEST
KPR 2 - On Air: Listen live to KPR's all talk-radio service, KPR2 Recordings

Share this page              

Kansas Halts Medicaid Reimbursements to Planned Parenthood

Planned Parenthood is filing a lawsuit after Kansas Governor Sam Brownback blocked Medicaid funding from going to the organization. Brownback first announced the move in January during the State of the State Address. He referenced allegations that Planned Parenthood sold fetal tissue in other states.

“Planned Parenthood’s trafficking of baby body parts is antithetical to our belief in human dignity,” says Brownback.

Officials with Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri have said they don’t take part in tissue donation programs and a state investigation found no wrongdoing on their part. Laura McQuade, with Planned Parenthood, called Brownback's move an attack on people who have the least access to health care.

Medicaid funding can't be used for abortion services. Democratic state Senator Laura Kelly, who serves on the Health Committee, says this will mean a reduction in funding for health care services, such as cervical cancer screenings.

“What they use it for is to provide low-cost or free care for women,” says Kelly.


Tower Frequencies

91.5 FM KANU Lawrence, Topeka, Kansas City
89.7 FM KANH Emporia
99.5 FM K258BT Manhattan
97.9 FM K250AY Manhattan (KPR2)
91.3 FM  KANV Junction City, Olsburg
89.9 FM K210CR Atchison
90.3 FM KANQ Chanute
96.1 FM K241AR Lawrence (KPR2)

See the Coverage Map for more details

Contact Us

Kansas Public Radio
1120 West 11th Street
Lawrence, KS 66044
Download Map
785-864-4530 (Main Line)
888-577-5268 (Toll Free)