Plano Will Continue To Fund A Rape Crisis Center In The City

Austin York
August 19, 2019 - 4:37 pm
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Plano will continue to fund a rape crisis center in the city.

The Plano City Council directed the city staff to tweak how it pays for Turning Point's counseling services.

The Turning Point receives roughly $57,000 in grant money from the city of Plano every year. The money is intended for counseling for sexual assault survivors.

But some of the council raised concerns over the use of Plan B contraceptives at the center.

A group of Plano residents, many of whom were victims of sexual assault, showed up in large numbers last week to oppose efforts to remove funding from Turning Point.

In an effort to further separate the funding from Plan B contraception, city funding will be tied to specific counseling expenses the charity incurs.

Plan B contraceptives, also known as the "morning-after pill",  is taken after sex and reduces the odds that an egg will be fertilized.