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Planned Parenthood rally in Tampa
Members of the protest group CodePink dress as vaginas as they attend a Planned Parenthood rally near the Republican National Convention in Tampa on August 29, 2012. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Planned Parenthood Federation of America (PPFA), usually referred to simply as Planned Parenthood, is a non-profit organization that provides reproductive health as well as maternal health services in the U.S. and internationally. PPFA is an affiliate of the International Planned Parenthood Federation (IPPF) and one of its larger members. PPFA has its roots in Brooklyn, New York, where Margaret Sanger opened the first birth-control clinic in the U.S. She founded the American Birth Control League in 1921, which changed its name to "Planned Parenthood" in 1942. It has since grown and consists of approximately 174 affiliates and 700 health clinics in the United States and abroad.[3][4]

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