State board approves Planned Parenthood grant despite conservative objections

The State Administrative Board on Tuesday approved a grant transfer and funding increase for Planned Parenthood of Mid and South Michigan to provide low-cost family planning services in Detroit.

Conservatives in the state House had called on the board to reject the $1.2 million request submitted by the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services, citing current-year budget language designed to prevent state funding for Planned Parenthood.

But the grant does not involve any state funding, according to MDHHS, which had modified its request to make that clear.  Read More