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Four years after an aggressive legislative effort to keep Planned Parenthood from receiving state dollars for health care for low-income women, lawmakers were back at it in 2015 — this time over funding for breast and cervical cancer screenings.
Republicans were successful in ousting Planned Parenthood from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which provides cancer screenings for uninsured women. That was the last stream of state funding any Planned Parenthood clinics received, though the majority of funds were coming from the feds.
Planned Parenthood says the move is just the latest effort to push its clinics out of business in the state.
Updated: May 29, 2015
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