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Gov. Walker Will Sign Planned Parenthood Defunding Wis. Bills

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Gov. Scott Walker plans to sign two bills that would cut millions of dollars from Planned Parenthood.

The governor plans to sign the measures Friday morning at Life's Connection, a pregnancy counseling office in Waukesha.

The first bill would require family planning clinics to bill Medicaid only for the actual acquisition costs and dispensing fees for birth control drugs. The change would cost Planned Parenthood about $4.5 million annually.

The second bill attempts to block Planned Parenthood from collecting federal Title X grant money. Currently Planned Parenthood is the only recipient of that grant money. Under the bill, the state could compete for the grants and could not distribute any of the money to abortion providers.

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