“Is the government the only one that can ever council people and would Planned Parenthood be the place we would want to send them for planning purposes? Seeing as how their main goal is both family planning for contraception and abortions which to me heads in the direction of population control rather than family planning.”–Sen. John Coghill in the House Finances Committee on Tuesday, responding to a question about family planning money that was stripped out of a bill that would limit funding of abortions for poor women.
The money that was stripped would expand access to low-income men and women in order to prevent pregnancies. According to APRN, the federal government would pay 90 percent of the money but the state would have to chip in $1.4 million in the next two years.