There are 26 Planned Parenthood clinics currently open in New Jersey, delivering reproductive healthcare services and sex education to approximately 100,000 clients annually. Six clinics, though not all Planned Parenthood facilities, have closed since Gov. Chris Christie cut $7.5 million in family-planning funding from the budget in 2010.
The majority of federal funding comes in the form of Medicaid reimbursement for services rendered, just like any other doctor’s office that accepts Medicaid. Planned Parenthood is also funded through Title X, the federal family-planning program, which only goes to preventive reproductive health services like cancer screenings, STD testing, and birth control — not abortion.