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Planned Parenthood to close 3 clinics in northern New Mexico

May 18, 2017

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains plans to close three clinics in northern New Mexico. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports (http://bit.ly/2pPoj9H) the closures in Albuquerque, Rio Rancho and Farmington are part of larger consolidation effort to keep the organization solvent. The closures will likely happen in September. Adrienne Mansanares of the national nonprofit's Denver-based affiliate says it was a difficult decision. Planned Parenthood could face even more financial pressure as a bill that cleared the U.S. House of Representatives earlier this month calls for halting most federal funding to the organization for a year and expanding restrictions on private insurance coverage of abortion. Planned Parenthood officials say about 1,400 patients in Farmington and 1,800 in Rio Rancho may have to transfer to another provider in their community or travel farther to find a Planned Parenthood site.