Loading
Orange County rejects Planned Parenthood tobacco funding bid

.- The health department of Orange County has rejected a Planned Parenthood affiliate’s application to open a breast care clinic for the uninsured using tobacco settlement grant money.

Planned Parenthood of Orange and San Bernardino counties was one of 19 local community clinics which had applied for a portion of about $4.5 million in available grant money. Health department staff told Planned Parenthood that its proposal does not qualify under new rules requiring all the money to be spent on direct clinical care, the California Catholic Daily reports.

Planned Parenthood CEO Jon Dunn on Wednesday said he believes Planned Parenthood is being singled out.

“All of these restrictions being placed on funds were clearly aimed at us and services we provide,” Dunn said. “Now they're trying to create new restrictions and rules.”

Lisa Wolter, executive director of the Orange County affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation also expressed disappointment.

County supervisors had voted unanimously to cut off funding to Planned Parenthood, with some expressing concern the money could be used to pay for abortions, the Orange County Register says.

A later review confirmed that Planned Parenthood was using its grant to provide sex education to teens and preteens but not abortion services.

Following the advice of legal counsel, supervisors reinstated Planned Parenthood’s funding and implemented the new restrictions on future grants.


Ads by AdsLiveMedia(What's this?)

* The number of messages that can be online is limited. CNA reserves the right to edit messages for content and tone. Comments and opinions expressed by users do not necessarily reflect the opinions or beliefs of CNA. CNA will not publish comments with abusive language, insults or links to other pages

RESOURCES »

Ads by Google (What's this?)

Featured Videos

Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
Dedicating art to San Juan de la Cruz
A state without territory elects new government
The renewal of the Legionaries of Christ
Presentation of the book "The Pastor"
Synod on the Family October 2014
Preferential option for the poor
God is alive, even in sport
'A forbidden God' named Best Film at the International Catholic Film Festival
Vatican backs a 'Pause for Peace' during World Cup final
The effects of religious violence in Sarajevo 
The origin of Corpus Christi 
Corpus Christi at the Vatican 
Homage to an Indian Cardinal
Train of the Child's Light
New book explaining gestures of the Mass
Encounter between Pope Francis and the Charismatic Renewal in the Spirit Movement.
Religious tensions subside amid Balkan floods
John Paul II Center for Studies on Marriage and Family
Saint John Paul II on cartoon
Syrian Christian refugees
Jul
25

Liturgical Calendar

July 25, 2014

Saint James, Apostle

All readings:
Today »
This year »

Catholic Daily

Gospel of the Day

Mt 20:20-28

Gospel
Date
07/25/14
07/24/14
07/23/14

Daily Readings


First Reading:: 2 Cor 4: 7-15
Gospel:: Mt 20: 20-28

Saint of the Day

St. James »

Saint
Date
07/25/14
07/23/14

Homily of the Day

Mt 20:20-28

Homily
Date
07/25/14
07/24/14
07/23/14

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com

Ads by AdsLiveMedia.com
     HTML
Text only
Headlines
  

Follow us: