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[DIGEST: HuffPo, The Hill, Chicago Tribune]

The GOP has waged a longstanding battle with Planned Parenthood, ostensibly over its abortion services. However, that procedure represents just three percent of the organization’s services, and by law, taxpayer money already cannot be used for abortions. Planned Parenthood does, however, receive $450 million in federal dollars to provide other services to low-income and uninsured people, including cancer screening, treatment of urinary tract and yeast infections,  contraception services for men and women, and treatment and prevention of sexually transmitted diseases.

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