by MDN Staff
Planned Parenthood will be cut off from state family planning funds under the 2017 fiscal year budget passed by Missouri lawmakers Thursday, April 21.
It represented one of the few contentious issues during legislative debate.
“I’m going to vote no on this bill because I believe it is irresponsible for us to reduce access to women’s health care, to reduce access to reproductive contraception,” said Sen. Jason Holsman, D-Kansas City.
“We are potentially increasing the number of