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Aug 4, 2015 3:19 PM

GOP-led council to vote on Planned Parenthood contract

The Associated Press

CONCORD — The fight over funding for Planned Parenthood is coming to New Hampshire, just days after a Republican effort to stop giving the organization federal dollars failed in the U.S. Senate.

The state's Executive Council is to vote Wednesday on a $1.07 million state contract with five family planning or medical centers — including Planned Parenthood of Northern New England — to provide services to low-income adults including contraception, cancer screening and STD testing.

Planned Parenthood has come under fire after anti-abortion activists filmed the organization's officials discussing providing medical researchers with tissue from aborted fetuses. Conservatives are alleging Planned Parenthood is profiting from selling fetal tissue and say it should no longer receive public money.

Planned Parenthood does facilitate the donation of tissue for fetal research in some states, although not in New Hampshire, but denies charges that it profits from the transaction.


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