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6 Planned Parenthood Clinics To Close In Minn.

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Due to federal budget cuts, six Planned Parenthood clinics in Minnesota are closing their doors.

Planned Parenthood in Minnesota is bracing for an 11 percent decrease in funding from the Title 10 program.

Clinics in Thief River Falls, Brainerd, Red Wing, Owatonna, Albert Lea and Fairmont will be closed.

Those clinics did not perform abortions, but provided services from birth control to cervical cancer screenings.

Planned Parenthood’s other 18 Minnesota clinics will stay open.

The fight over Title 10 funding drew national attention this spring. Congresswoman Michele Bachmann is among the lawmakers who called for entirely de-funding Title 10. Under a compromise to avoid a federal shutdown, both sides agreed to cut some of the funding.

Minnesota usually receives around $3.5 million dollars in Title 10 funds. Most of the money goes to Planned Parenthood.

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