Wisconsin Senate Passes Planned Parenthood Funding Cut

Jan 21, 2016

The state Senate has passed a bill that would strip Planned Parenthood of federal grant money.

Credit Planned Parenthood

That measure would require the state to apply for federal Title X grant money, which currently all goes to Planned Parenthood.

The money can't be used for abortions. Under the bill, abortion providers couldn't get any money; the grants instead would go to the state's Well Woman program, which provides breast and cervical cancer screenings.

The move would cost Planned Parenthood about $3 million per year.

The Senate passed the bill 19-14 yesterday. The Assembly already has passed the bill.

It now goes to Gov. Scott Walker for his signature.