Planned Parenthood to close 3 clinics in northern New Mexico

We will continue to serve patients at eight health centers across the state.

Only one Planned Parenthood clinic is operating in Wyoming-and it's about to close. Still, she said Planned Parenthood still supports ACA "because the more people with insurance, the better". The state is "giving up millions of dollars in federal funding" that pays for family planning services like birth control, cancer screenings, breast exams, STD tests and treatment, and more, according to Planned Parenthood of the Heartland communications director Susan Allen.

Its Columbia center stopped offering the procedure - a nonsurgical type, induced with a pill - in 2015 after its only doctor performing medication-induced abortions lost needed privileges with University of Missouri Health Care. The organization emphasized that services on the chopping block would also include birth control, emergency contraception and testing for sexual transmitted diseases.

Planned Parenthood says it's closing its Sioux City clinic and three more of its 12 clinics in Iowa after the state legislature cut its state funding.

"The clinic was mostly funded through the generosity of others", said Phillips. "Its not about patient facts", she said. "That's the number of patients these four health centers have served over the last three years".

The closures come after the state's Republican legislators worked to redirect Medicaid family planning dollars away from abortion providers starting July 1.

De Baca told reporters in a conference call Thursday the loss of funding previously received through the Iowa Family Planning Network amounted to about $2 million. According to the new Guttmacher analysis, each FQHC site that now offers contraceptive services marks an average of 320 patients who use those services every year.

"We dotted every "i", we crossed every "t" and exhausted every possibility". All other types of appointments will cease at the end of June.

The closures take effect on June 30.

Jenifer Bowen of Iowa Right to Life, a spokeswoman for a coalition of groups that lobbied for the new policy, issued a written statement this afternoon.

The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives included such a defunding measure as part of the American Health Care Act, the bill aimed at replacing Obamacare.

Abortion restrictions were implemented further this year with a bill signed by Branstad to prevent most abortions in Iowa beyond a woman's 20th week of pregnancy. Republicans say that money will instead be spread out to other community clinics around the state that will offer more Iowans services without forcing them to make long drives.