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Another state defunds Planned Parenthood


(CNN) -- Alabama became the third state in a week to pull state funding for Planned Parenthood.

The governor's office released a statement Thursday saying the Alabama Medicaid agency will end its provider contract with the group with a 15-day notice.

If Planned Parenthood opposes the decision, the nonprofit has 60 days to apply for a fair hearing.

The head of Planned Parenthood Southeast said the move will deprive thousands of low-income and uninsured men and women of critical health services.

Governor Robert Bentley's announcement comes after Louisiana and New Hampshire ended relationships with the controversial women's health organization this week.

The moves come in the wake of several sting videos that an anti-abortion group claims show Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of fetal tissue.

Planned Parenthood officials deny breaking any laws and accuses the group of heavily editing the videos.

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