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Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting program

Planned Parenthood sees swift fallout from quitting program
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SALT LAKE CITY -- Planned Parenthood clinics in several states are intensifying fundraising and warning of more unintended pregnancies and sexually transmitted diseases after announcing it would quit the federal family planning program in a dispute with the Trump administration over abortion.

The fallout is especially intense in Utah, where Planned Parenthood has been the only provider participating in the nearly 50-year-old Title X program.

Utah will lose about $2 million yearly in federal funds that helped serve 39,000 mostly low-income, uninsured people.

Planned Parenthood in Minnesota is in a similar situation, serving about 90% of the state s Title X patients, and plans to start charging fees due to the loss of $2.6 million in annual funding.

Governments in some states say they will try replacing at least some of the lost federal funding.

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Crary reported from New York. Associated Press writers Brady McCombs in Salt Lake City; Patrick Whittle in Portland, Maine; Holly Ramer in Concord, New Hampshire; and Rebecca Boone in Boise, Idaho, contributed to this report.
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