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The Busy Catholic Blog — Staff Picks Nov. 30, 2017

Planned Parenthood subsidiary loses government benefits in Spain

By Agnieszka Krawczynski

People walk past a Planned Parenthood clinic in New York City. The U.S. Senate voted March 30 to let states cut off funds for Planned Parenthood, and now the organization is facing obstacles in Spain as well. (Justin Lane / EPC / CNS)

VANCOUVER—A movement to cut U.S. government funding to Planned Parenthood is apparently not running in isolation. Headlines from Spain today are revealing that Planned Parenthood is facing obstacles in other parts of the globe.

Spain's National Court ruled Nov. 25 that the Family Planing Federation, a subsidiary of Planned Parenthood International, can no longer be designated a "public service organization."

This means the group will lose the tax, economic, administrative, and legal benefits associated with being a PSO. Get the back story here.