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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 08:58 AM

Senators vote to leave abortion funding provision out of Nebraska budget

When the Nebraska Legislature's Appropriations Committee writes its budget bill this session, it will not include a provision related to Title X funding of family planning clinics that perform or refer patients for abortions.

The majority of the committee voted against a motion Tuesday to include the language Gov. Pete Ricketts put into his budget proposal.

It brought about a big fight on the floor of the Legislature last year that led to hours of negotiation on how to word the provision to save federal funding for family planning and reproductive services in Nebraska clinics.

Although Title X dollars already could not be spent on abortion, it was believed the provision would cut off federal reproductive health care funding to Planned Parenthood and possibly other federally qualified health centers.

Read more: https://journalstar.com/legislature/senators-vote-to-leave-abortion-funding-provision-out-of-nebraska/article_c645628f-91d6-5897-9dc3-f39d1dc69cce.html

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