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Massachusetts to Cover Family Planning Federal Funding Cuts (1)

April 1, 2019, 8:18 PMUpdated: April 1, 2019, 9:25 PM

Massachusetts will pick up any funding gap at family planning clinics that result from Trump administration cuts expected to take effect in May.

Gov. Charlie Baker (R) signed into law a bill April 1 that will provide up to $8.1 million to private, non-profit clinics that provide reproductive services to low-income women.

Any clinic nationwide that provides abortions or makes referrals for abortions will lose its federal grant funding, under a Trump administration rule issued March 4.

The grants are provided through Title X of the Public Health Service Act, which already prohibits the funds being used for abortion. Under...

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