Local Grassroots Efforts Restore Lost Title X Funds In Miami County, Kansas

After the all-male county commission voted to cut off $9,000 in Title X funding for contraceptives, residents of Miami County, Kansas decided to restore the funds to provide access to contraception for low-income women in the area. Through individual contributions, the group raised enough to restore what had been cut. “The money was given with contingencies, and after meeting in closed session with their attorney, the commissioners decided to accept the money,” one woman in Miami County said in a statement to RH Reality Check, “how could they not?” Watch what the women had to say when they presented their check to the commission: