BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) — Vermont's health commissioner says state funds will be used to provide residents full access to family planning services at Planned Parenthood in response to a new Trump administration rule prohibiting clinics from referring women for abortions.

Health Commissioner Mark Levine said about 10,000 Vermonters receive services through the Title X funds at 10 Planned Parenthood health centers located across the state. Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is the state's sole provider of family planning services in Vermont. He said the state funds have been reserved to ensure the services can continue.

Monday was the deadline requiring states to submit a plan outlining how they will comply with changes that will restrict patients' access to information about abortion and other reproductive health services.

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Gary D

Killing a Child is NOT Family Planning. Why do you in the media insist on making it seem that PP is the only place in this country where a person can go for assistance? Also, if PP actually lived up to their name, there would be 1000's less abortions they would preform... But then again that would mean Millions of Dollars they would lose in profit. I want to know WHY my tax dollars are being GIVEN to a company that gives Millions to politicians and kills Babies?

Almost $1.9 billion in net assets, up from $1.6 billion in 2017. $563.8 million in taxpayer funding, up from $543.7 billion in 2017. $1.67 billion in total revenue, up from $1.46 billion in 2017. Almost $245 million in excess of revenue over expenses, more than double the $98.5 million reported in 2017.

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