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Pawlenty, Planned Parenthood find common ground

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Farmington, 55024
Farmington Minnesota P.O. Box 192 / 312 Oak St. 55024

It's not often that Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty and Planned Parenthood find a common cause, but they did when the Republican signed a bill into law last month.

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He signed the "prevention first initiative," which is designed to help prevent unintended pregnancies.

"Strong family planning makes good sense from both a fiscal and a social perspective," said Planned Parenthood Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota President Sarah Stoesz. "For every dollar that is spent on family planning services to women in need, a savings of $3.80 is realized the following year. Family planning prevents unintended pregnancy, promotes the health and well-being of Minnesotans and reduces the need for abortion."

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