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.