default avatar
Welcome to the site! Login or Signup below.
Logout|My Dashboard

KidCare spent money on 'abortion related services'

Font Size:
Default font size
Larger font size

Posted: Saturday, June 5, 2010 4:18 pm | Updated: 1:26 pm, Wed Dec 26, 2012.

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - The Alaska health department say 0.18 percent of a health insurance program for low income families was spent on "abortion related services" but it didn't have exact figures on how many abortions were performed.

Alaska Gov. Sean Parnell vetoed an expansion of Denali KidCare this week because he found out the program pays for abortions.

The Anchorage Daily News reports the health department on Friday said $384,000 of the program's $217 million budget last year went for "abortion related services" and 664 people received such services.

The department's deputy commissioner Bill Streur says that doesn't mean they all received abortions since that covers anyone who tells the program they are considering an abortion.

Streur says he's trying to confirm the actual number of abortions.

© 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


WEIO 2014

Stanley Nissan Service

Stanley Nissan service

Madden Real Estate

Blue Loon - Papa Roach Live 2014 (Rev)

Blue Loon - Papa Roach Live 2014 (Revised)Fairbanks, AlaskaFriday, July 11th ...

Fairbanks born candidate for governor, Bill Walker asks, "Is Fairbanks better...