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Kansas governor restores Planned Parenthood money; vetoes annexation bill

TOPEKA | Kansas Gov. Mark Parkinson vetoed a funding cut to Planned Parenthood today, restoring a federal grant for non-abortion services that lawmakers wanted to eliminate.

Lawmakers voted to withhold the money and reallocate it to other health providers. They inserted the funding cut in a final budget bill before adjourning for the year.

The money, which is divided among public and private health care groups around the state, goes to pay for birth control, sexually transmitted disease testing and other services for low-income women.

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