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Connecticut budget officials may help Planned Parenthood

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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Connecticut budget officials are considering ways to help Planned Parenthood continue offering services after the organization declined federal funds because of an abortion dispute with the Trump administration.

A spokesman for the Office of Policy and Management said Wednesday the agency shared the concerns of Democratic state senators, who sent a letter to OPM Secretary Melissa McCaw on Wednesday asking her to work with them to find $2.1 million to help fund the dozen clinics across the state.

Chris McClure said OPM has had “preliminary discussions” with Planned Parenthood and state agencies “to explore our available options so the women of Connecticut have access to vital health care.”

Planned Parenthood withdrew from the $260 million federal program rather than comply with a new rule prohibiting clinics from making abortion referrals.

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