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Does Planned Parenthood require all its affiliates to provide abortions?

In 2010, the Planned Parenthood Federation of America mandated that all its state and regional affiliates provide abortions by 2013, regardless of whether or not abortions were readily avail-able elsewhere in their areas of operation. Some Planned Parenthood affiliates chose to sever ties with the organization rather than implement the new policy, which would have required them to duplicate existing local abortion services at the expense of their limited resources.


Foley, Sara. “Local Planned Parenthood Chapter Drops National Affiliation.” Corpus Christi Caller-Times. December 20, 2010. http://caller.com/news/2010/dec/20/local-planned-parenthood-chapter-drops.

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