Saline County rejects KDHE grant

SALINA, Kan. (AP) — The Saline County Commission has rejected a grant for contraceptives after a commissioner likened intrauterine devices to murder.

Commissioner John Price said during a meeting Tuesday he opposes the use of intrauterine devices, or IUDs, which the $6,064 grant from the Kansas Department of Health and Environment would fund. Price says he's not against birth control but that he considers IUDs an abortion issue.

He said he thinks it's "murder" to take the money.

Jeanette Peroli, nurse practitioner with the Saline County Health Department, said she gave Price information that IUDs are contraceptives and do not abort a pregnancy.

The Salina Journal reports (http://bit.ly/1oRUy0b ) the commission approved Price's motion against accepting the money.

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Information from: The Salina (Kan.) Journal, http://www.salina.com

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