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Oakland Co. partnering with Planned Parenthood, approves $500K for reproductive health care

Posted: 1:53 PM, Dec 18, 2019
Updated: 2019-12-18 13:53:59-05
Kansas Planned Parenthood funds stay until July

OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. (WXYZ) — The Oakland County Board of Commissioners has approved $500,000 for Title X reproductive health care services in Oakland County through Planned Parenthood.

The board says it took the action as a result of new rules imposed by the Trump Administration.

Title X is a federal program that provides family planning and reproductive health care services to low-income individuals, including preventative services, breast and cervical cancer screenings, treatment of STIs, education, counseling and contraception.

“If the president is going to turn his back on women’s health care, Oakland County will not,” said Board Chairman David T. Woodward. “With these dollars, thousands will be able to continue to get the reproductive health care they want and need from Planned Parenthood.”

New federal rules were imposed earlier this year that made Planned Parenthood ineligible to continue receiving federal funds.

The board said that Planned Parenthood is the only provider of Title X reproductive health care services in Oakland County.