Crisis Pregnancy Centers
Funds CPCs directly
Kansas funds crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs) directly through taxpayer funds. The funding stream is established through the Sen. Stan Clark "Pregnancy Maintenance Initiative" program, which awards grants to not-for-profit organizations that provide services for women carrying a pregnancy to term, administered by the Department of Health and Environment. In FY'15, CPCs are eligible to receive up to $338,846 through this funding stream. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 65-1,159a (Enacted, 2005); S.B. 171, Sec. 131(a), 2013 Gen. Assemb., Reg., Sess. (KS 2013).
Refers women to CPCs
Kansas law refers women to crisis pregnancy centers (CPCs). In connection with the state's biased-counseling and mandatory-delay law, when a woman tells a health-care provider she is considering abortion, the provider must give her a state-maintained list of facilities that will satisfy the law's mandate. CPCs are included on the list without disclaimer of their biased nature and are not distinguished from legitimate health centers. Kan. Stat. Ann. § 65-6709 (Enacted, 1997; Last Amended 2014).