Planned Parenthood said Thursday that it will close four of its 12 clinics in Iowa as a result of state budget cuts.
Facilities in Sioux City, Burlington and Keokuk will be shut down June 30, while its clinic in Bettendorf will remain open a few additional months.
The abortion and women's health provider said it treated about 14,600 people in three years among the four clinics, an average of 1,215 people per clinic per year. Eight other Iowa clinics will remain open.
An estimated 30 people will be laid off as a result of the move by the Republican-led legislature to block state money for family planning services to abortion providers. The state is discontinuing its federal Medicaid family planning network and instead will set up a new state-run family planning program, so that it can prohibit the funding of abortion clinics.
Planned Parenthood announced earlier this week closings of its only clinic in Wyoming and three in New Mexico.