- Associated Press - Wednesday, November 4, 2015

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Officials in a Colorado county say they have gotten a sharp reaction to their decision to eliminate funding for the local Planned Parenthood clinic, most of it negative.

The Post Independent reports (https://bit.ly/1MyR89l) that Garfield County voted Monday to remove the $1,500 grant that the clinic was set to receive in 2016. Commissioner Tom Jankovsky complained that Planned Parenthood has become too partisan and shouldn’t be supported by county money.

Planned Parenthood Vice President of Public Affairs Cathy Alderman says the organization’s nonprofit Rocky Mountains chapter cannot engage in political activity.

She says separate groups perform political advocacy on Planned Parenthood’s behalf.

Carbondale resident Ashley Johnson has started fundraising online in an attempt to double the revoked grant and says she has already raised $2,200.


Information from: Post Independent, https://www.postindependent.com/

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