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Assembly to vote on taking away Planned Parenthood money

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- Planned Parenthood in Wisconsin would no longer be eligible for about $3.5 million a year in federal funding under a bill before the state Assembly.

The measure up for a vote Thursday seeks to have the state take control of the federal Title X money that currently all goes to Planned Parenthood.

Republican backers say the money should not go to the abortion provider, even though none of the money is allowed to be spent on abortions. Federal law requires it go for family planning and contraceptives and screening for breast and cervical cancer and sexually transmitted diseases.

The bill requires the federal money go first to the state's Well-Woman Program which provides breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings for women between the ages of 45 and 64.

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