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Fight Against Planned Parenthood Expands With Wis. Plan To Cut Funding

The Wisconsin state legislature adopts budget that strips $1 million from Planned Parenthood.

National Journal: Planned Parenthood Fight Moves To States
What started out as an amendment on the House floor to defund Planned Parenthood has made its way to key battleground states in the 2012 presidential election, with Wisconsin poised to become the fourth state to choke off funding for the women's health provider. Although state attempts to keep federal funds from Planned Parenthood might not be legal, it might not matter in the end. Abortion-rights advocates say that the goal is to keep money from Planned Parenthood long enough to score political points and potentially shut down the organization (McCarthy, 6/17). 

The Hill: Wisconsin To Defund Planned Parenthood
Wisconsin is close to joining a growing list of states that are defunding Planned Parenthood. The state legislature adopted a budget Thursday night that strips almost $1 million from the nation's largest abortion provider. The sum includes state and federal funds for nine health centers, which Planned Parenthood says serve more than 12,000 uninsured women in many small communities (Pecquet, 6/17).

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