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Planned Parenthood to close four locations in Iowa after funding cut

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Posted at 9:05 PM, May 18, 2017
and last updated 2017-05-18 22:12:49-04

Planned Parenthood says it's closing four of its 12 clinics in Iowa after the Republican-led Legislature cut its state funding.

Local affiliate Planned Parenthood of the Heartland said Thursday the closings will reduce its facilities in the state that provide abortions from eight to five.

Republican lawmakers agreed last session to give up millions in federal Medicaid money to create a state-run family planning program that excludes organizations that provide abortions.