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Local Planned Parenthood Advocates React To Proposed Title X Changes

Local Planned Parenthood Advocates React To Proposed Title X Changes

A proposal by the Trump administration to change the distribution of Title X family-planning funding would impact “basic, fundamental” services for women on low incomes or those who are uninsured, according to Planned Parenthood of Southern New England CEO Amanda Skinner.

In a proposal announced Friday by the Department of Health and Human Services, the $260 million Title X grant program would stop funding health care providers that perform or support abortions — or even discuss abortion as a method of family planning.

“We know what happens when Planned Parenthood is defunded, we know what happens to people who have access restricted,” Skinner said Friday evening. “It means...

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