Garfield County Cuts Grant For Planned Parenthood

November 3, 2015

A Colorado county has eliminated its 2016 funding for the local Planned Parenthood clinic.

The Post Independent reports that the vote came after Garfield County commissioner Tom Jankovsky complained that he was getting partisan emails from political action groups supporting Planned Parenthood. He says the county's grant money shouldn't go to political organizations.

Planned Parenthood's Glenwood Springs Health Center received $2,000 in county funding this year and was set to receive $1,500 next year as part of a package of grants to human service agencies.

President of Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains Vicki Cowart says the decision is disappointing.

Cowart says the clinic has received county grant money for more than 30 years. It serves more than 2,500 people and provides services like STD and HIV testing.

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