Planned Parenthood of Northern New England

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At least six of New Hampshire’s nine family planning providers that receive Title X funds are leaving the federal program over changes made by the Trump administration to prohibit recipients of the money from referring patients for abortions in most cases.

Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is the largest provider to pull out, with five locations across the state. Vice president of public affairs Sabrina Dunlap says Title X funds used to account for about 25% of the group's operating budget in New Hampshire.

Allegra Boverman for NHPR

Local health care providers facing the loss of federal money beacuse of Trump administration rules on abortion say their patients will be hurt by the state budget impasse.

Top Democratic budget writers say that’s one reason they want a quick resolution with Governor Sununu, who vetoed their budget last week.

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The political arm of Planned Parenthood of Northern New England is endorsing former state senator Molly Kelly in the race for governor. 

Local women's health providers are responding to the Trump administration's proposal to cut funding from clinics that offer abortions or refer women to places that do.

These clinics would lose Title X funds, which provide family planning and preventive care to uninsured or low income people. By law, these funds cannot be used for abortions.

Of the 18,000 people who are eligible for Title X services in New Hampshire, about 60 percent go to Planned Parenthood to get those services.  

Friday was the last day of work at Planned Parenthood of Northern New England for Jennifer Frizzell. 

 

She's been serving as the organization's Vice President of Public Policy for New Hampshire since 2011. 

Frizzell is leaving to spend more time with her children.  She says she's had many legislative and political victories over her 15 years with the organization. 

She says that support for Planned Parenthood is strong. The organization says it will announcing the incoming Vice President for Public Policy later this month.