PAOLA, Kan. (AP) The Miami County Commission has decided once more to forgo government money for contraceptives.
Commissioners on Wednesday revisited an earlier decision not to seek the government contraceptive funds. About 75 people attended the meeting, and audience members spoke on both sides of the issue.
The Kansas City Star reports that the board voted 3-2 against taking the funds.
The commission also voted 3-2 earlier this month to delete about $9,000 from the county’s annual grant request from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment.
The grant money has subsidized the cost of contraceptives for low-income women for years. Without the funds, about 150 to 160 women will be without that assistance after July 1.