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NJ family planning clinic closed after cutbacks

Wednesday, September 22, 2010
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Cuts in state funding have led Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey to close a family planning clinic in Cherry Hill.

The decision came a day after Democrats in the New Jersey Senate on Monday failed to override Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a bill that would have provided $7.5 million for 58 clinics around the state.

Christie said the state didn't have the money.

Planned Parenthood of Southern New Jersey CEO Lynn Brown told The Courier-Post of Cherry Hill that meant a loss of about $160,000 to the organization.

The organization provides reproductive health services, including Pap smears, vasectomies and prenatal care at four other clinics.

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Information from: Courier-Post, http://www.courierpostonline.com/

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