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Videos for June 1, 2011

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Kansas Rep. Barbara Ballard speaks at Kansas NOW event

State Rep. Barbara Ballard, D-Lawrence, speaks on Wednesday at Kansas NOW event outside the Capitol on the official last day of the 2011 legislative session. Ballard is a supporter of abortion rights.

Published on June 1, 2011

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Planned Parenthood lobbyist speaks about effects of Kansas budget cuts

Sarah Gillooly, a lobbyist for Planned Parenthood of Kansas and Mid-Missouri, speaks Wednesday about the effects of a budget provision supported by Gov. Sam Brownback that diverts federal family planning funds for low income women away from Planned Parenthood clinics.

Published on June 1, 2011

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National Organization for Women demands apology from Rep. Pete DeGraaf over abortion comments

Kari Ann Rinker, state coordinator for the Kansas chapter of the National Organization for Women, on Wednesday held a news conference outside the Capitol, saying that state Rep. Pete DeGraaf, R-Mulvane, should apologize for comments he made while debating an insurance bill that restricts abortion coverage and requires that women purchase additional insurance coverage for abortions. DeGraaf said women must plan ahead, noting that he had a spare tire in his car. DeGraaf told the Lawrence Journal-World that his comments were taken out of context, but he declined to say how.

Published on June 1, 2011

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Lawrence residents spend Memorial Day weekend volunteering in Joplin

This video footage was submitted by Randy Lewis, a Lawrence resident and owner of the Lawrence sewer and drain contracting business Pronto Rooter. He and his 14-year-old son Justin volunteered over the Memorial Day weekend clearing debris in Joplin, while his wife, Diane, answered phones at a volunteer center. Diane Lewis is an employee of the World Company.

Published on June 1, 2011