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Hundreds March To Capitol To Protest Proposed Cuts To Planned Parenthood

Hundreds March To Capitol To Protest Proposed Cuts To Planned Parenthood

Chanting "stand up" and "fight back," a few hundred women and men marched to the state Capitol Wednesday to protest a Republican plan in Congress to eliminate federal funding for Planned Parenthood.

"What I've seen in my work is that laws that restrict women's access to ... health care, it's like a huge fishing net that captures everything in its path," said Michal Klau-Stevens, a maternity consultant from West Hartford. "Women who want to have healthy pregnancies are entrapped in those nets as well."

Republicans have included the cut to Planned Parenthood — which would come in the form of an end to reimbursements under the federal...

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