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Republican bills in Wisconsin target Planned Parenthood federal funding

Republican bills in Wisconsin target Planned Parenthood federal funding

About $7.5 million in federal funding for Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would be cut under two Republican-backed bills heard Wednesday by a state Assembly committee, measures that come as the Legislature also considers criminalizing research on aborted fetal tissue. Supporters defended the measures as reasonable steps to prevent taxpayer money going to a group that provides abortions. But opponents said halting the funding would adversely affect the women's health services, including cancer screenings and wellness checks, which Planned Parenthood also provides to about 60,000 men and women a year. Gov. Scott Walker — who has been touting the fact he cut state funding to...

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