Local lawmakers react to Sioux City Planned Parenthood closure

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More than 80 family planning centers also closed in Texas, a third of which were Planned Parenthood affiliates.

Planned Parenthood says almost half of its patients are below the federal poverty level.

The Burlington health care center served 2,118 patients in its last fiscal year, with 4,503 total visits, according to figures provided by Planned Parenthood of the Heartland's regional office. Their patients, who already rely on Planned Parenthood clinics because they have no other option for essential reproductive health care, will now be left with nowhere to go.

Come July 21, Wyoming will join North Dakota in becoming the second state in the country to have no Planned Parenthood facilities.

Planned Parenthood of IN and Kentucky filed a lawsuit Thursday against new legislation that would change the process of a minor getting an abortion.

Planned Parenthood is closing half of its six New Mexico clinics, but the closures will not affect the availability of abortion procedures, the company announced Thursday.

"This is good news for families in the state of Iowa", Maggie DeWitte, director of Iowans for Life, said in a statement.

"What is happening in Iowa is what we could see across the country if Congress passes this unsafe law to defund Planned Parenthood", said Raegan McDonald-Mosley, M.D., chief medical officer at Planned Parenthood Federation of America, in a statement. They were eligible for reimbursement for family planning supplies, such as contraception; sexually transmitted infection testing, Pap smears and pelvic exams; drugs, supplies, or devices related to women's health services prescribed by a health care provider; patient education and counseling.

Planned Parenthood will continue to operate eight clinics in Iowa.

Mansanares said most Wyoming patients who receive care from Planned Parenthood do so at the organization's Fort Collins location in Colorado. According to the report, Planned Parenthood of the Heartland had served 30 percent of the individuals on Iowa's Medicaid family planning program.

"We are proud of the efforts of the legislature approving more than $3.2 million for women's health-care clinics that do not perform abortions", said Ben Hammes, the governor's spokesman.

Iowa faced tough budgeting decisions this year, and the costly new program was approved as a GOP priority despite criticism from Democrats that it would happen during statewide budgeting constraints and drastic agency cuts.

Starting in 2011, Texas took steps to bar abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood from participating in a program aimed at giving low-income women family planning services.

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