Some state legislators want to de-fund Planned Parenthood in Michigan.
Bills were introduced last week that would would prohibit the state from contracting with any healthcare service providers that perform abortions.
The bills would also prohibit the allocation of any state or federal funds to such agencies. I
f passed, the bills would eliminate any state contracts with Planned Parenthood, which also provides family planning services, breast exams, cervical cancer screenings, and HIV testing in 20 locations across the state.
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services acts as a distributor of federal funds to Planned Parenthood, which includes money from Title X and Medicaid.