(CBS DETROIT) — Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed funding tied to college pregnancy centers.

The veto was toward part of Michigan’s education budget and totaled about $6 million in funding.

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The funding was originally for anti-abortion pregnancy services at higher education centers and research grants that prohibit funding for stem cell research on aborted fetal tissue.

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In a letter to the state Senate, Whitmer said items “harm women’s health care” and would create a “gag rule preventing reproductive health-service providers from even mentioning abortion and otherwise make it harder for women to get the healthcare they need.”

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