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Senate Panel Rejects Family Planning Money

HELENA, Mont. (AP) — The Senate budgeting committee has rejected putting $4.6 million in federal family planning money back into the state spending plan.

Democrats tried Friday to restore the Title X money that was axed by conservatives in the House opposed to Planned Parenthood. The motion failed 12-8, mostly along party lines.

Supporters say the federal money can’t be used for abortions. They argue it is needed for preventative care and birth-control assistance at Planned Parenthood and other clinics serving poor women.

Sen. Dave Wanzenried of Missoula says cutting the money will lead to more unwanted pregnancies, which will mean increases to Medicaid and other costs.

Committee Republicans offered no comment before quickly rejecting the motion.

In the past, they have argued they don’t support federal money going to an organization they oppose.


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