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New Jersey votes to reverse cuts to Planned Parenthood

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The New Jersey General Assembly voted Thursday to restore $7.5 million in funding to Planned Parenthood that had been stripped by former governor Chris Christie, reports The Hill.

Why it matters: As a result of Christie's 2010 cuts, 10% of Planned Parenthood facilities were forced to close and 24% reduced hours and services. Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy blasted his predecessor over the issue on the campaign trail, claiming that "this is life and death" for many women.