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Cole Responds to Termination of NACHC Grant by CNCS

July 1, 2016
Press Release
Norman, OK – Congressman Tom Cole (OK-04) released the following statement after the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) terminated a grant to the National Association of Community Health Centers (NACHC) after an oversight investigation by the CNCS Office of Inspector General found the latter to be out of compliance with the law regarding “doula” services in conjunction with abortion procedures. In April, Cole sent a letter to Wendy Spencer, CNCS CEO, calling for the termination of grant funding to the NACHC.
“I am pleased that the grant for NACHC was not renewed – what was occurring was completely illegal and unacceptable,” said Cole. “When we saw the report presented by the Inspector General’s investigation, we were appalled that federal tax dollars were being spent on abortion services. We demanded that this program be terminated, and that CNCS cooperate to review the investigation and its practices. The evidence is clear that the law was being violated. I’m glad Congress stepped in to prevent this from happening again.”