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There’s a veterinarian in every Michigan county, but almost a third have no OBGYN

A protester shows her support for Planned Parenthood outside the Supreme Court Building in March
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A protester shows her support for Planned Parenthood outside the Supreme Court Building in March

Planned Parenthood has been getting some very strong pressure from pro-life supporters, including members of the state Legislature, who want to shut the organization down because it provides abortions.

Or, at the very least, they want to severely restrict Planned Parenthood's funding and operations. 

Pro-life supporters suggest that other organizations could pick up the slack and provide health and advocacy services in Planned Parenthood's stead.

But Lori Carpentier, president of the newly organized Planned Parenthood of Michigan, argues that other such organizations in Michigan are ill-equipped to shoulder the burden:

In our full interview below, Carpentier tells us more about the services and resources Planned Parenthood provides and the major restructuring the organization has seen in Michigan.

Our conversation with Lori Carpentier

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