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Federal cutbacks could impact Torrington’s Planned Parenthood

shawi@winstedjournal.com

TORRINGTON — The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment Friday, Feb. 18, to end federal funding for Planned Parenthood, eliminating $330 million in annual Title X funding that helps fund the organization’s preventative health services.

Susan Yolen, vice president of public affairs for Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, said in an interview last week that the potential federal cutbacks would make accessing services difficult for lower income residents.

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