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Planned Parenthood to close Fond du Lac clinic September 25

FOND DU LAC, WI (WTAQ) - Planned Parenthood said Thursday it will shut down its clinic in Fond du Lac on September 25th.

CEO Teri Huyck blamed the closure on the governor and Legislature.

Majority Repubilcans voted last year to eliminate a million dollars in reproductive health care funding in the current state budget. The GOP has been working to put curbs and controls on abortion facilities in the last session.

But Huyck said the Fond du Lac clinic does not provide abortions -- and neither did the other four Planned Parenthood facilities that have closed in the last two years due to a lack of state funds.

Huyck called the Fond du Lac closure a loss for families who rely on the agency for cancer screenings, health exams, birth control, and treatments for sexually-transmitted diseases.

She said the Fond du Lac facility served about 1,100 patients each year -- and they'll be referred to the group's closest clinics in Oshkosh and West Bend.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)