Abortion Fight in Texas Threatens Women's Health Care Options

Friday, March 09, 2012

A fight over abortion in Texas could lead to a shutdown of a major women's health care program. Texas’s federally-funded Women's Health Program serves 130,000 women who don’t meet strict Medicaid eligibility requirements. The program also supports many clinics, including branches of Planned Parenthood. But Republican lawmakers who don’t want Planned Parenthood to get any funding say they will give up 35 million dollars in federal money — effectively shutting down the program. For many low-income Texas women, that would mean the loss of access to the only health care services they have.

Pam Belluck is a reporter for Takeaway partner The New York Times.


Pam Belluck

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Comments [2]

neel123 from USA

Birth control and abortion are the most recent and very important things which are now a days the main issue of women health care program.
<a href="http://www.womenhealthcenter.net/articles/pregnancy-birth/birth-control">Birth Control Methods</a>

Apr. 11 2012 02:48 AM
neel12 from USA

Women's Health Program should not be victim of abortion debate. A fight over abortion in Texas could lead to a shutdown of a major women's health care program. This is really one of the most important women health issue we should talk about it and make the women aware of this problem.

Apr. 11 2012 02:46 AM

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