Browsing All posts tagged under »Texas’ Womens Health Program«

Help Texas Women – Act Now!

August 29, 2012

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Planned Parenthood Email, August 29, 2012 After hearing from thousands of supporters from across the state, the Texas Department of State Health Services will hold a public meeting on its proposal to create a 100 percent state funded Women’s Health Program— all so they can try to kick Planned Parenthood and our nearly 50,000 patients […]

Austin women prepare for Silent Rally on State Capitol steps to combat the War on Women

August 23, 2012

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Culture Map Austin, August 23, 2012 by Michael Graupmann “How much longer will we let ourselves be shamed? What does it take until we snap? Our bodies and our decisions are less and less our own. I’d rather not have reproductive organs if this is the way I’m going to be treated.” These words from […]

Federal appeals court allows Texas to defund Planned Parenthood

August 21, 2012

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CBS News, August 21, 2012 by AP AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th […]

Attacks On Planned Parenthood In Texas Forced At Least 50 Unaffiliated Health Clinics To Close

August 16, 2012

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Think Progress, August 16, 2012 by Tara Culp-Ressler Last March, Republican lawmakers in Texas blocked funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics, mandating that the organizations in the Texas’ Women’s Health Program shouldn’t receive federal funds because they are “affiliated” with an abortion provider. Despite the fact that abortion services contribute to just 3 percent […]

Will Low-Income Women in Texas Find Care Without Planned Parenthood?

May 24, 2012

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RH Reality Check, May 24, 2012 by Andrea Grimes While the State of Texas battles in court for what it says is its right to exclude Planned Parenthood from participating in the Medicaid Women’s Health Program (WHP) there, the Texas Health and Human Services commission is sending mixed messages to the more than 50,000 women who currently […]

Texans unite against the ‘war on women’

April 30, 2012

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The Horn, April 30, 2012 by Cody Permenter During the last legislative session in Texas, women’s health and family planning services were slashed by $73.6 million and the legislature passed a bill that requires that requires a woman who seeks an abortion to receive a transvaginal sonogram. In response, thousands of Texans met at the […]

Texas Planned Parenthood Defunding Halted By Federal Judge

April 30, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 30, 2012 by Laura Bassett A federal court in Texas ruled to stop a new law on Monday that excluded Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program, which serves about 130,000 low-income women in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it bars eight […]

“The War On Women”: A Teen’s Perspective

April 4, 2012

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Huffington Post, April 4, 2012 by Laela Zaidi A new bill currently moving through the Tennessee House of Representatives would require the state to publish the names of doctors who perform abortion procedures for the public as well as detailed information about women who receive them. The Life Defense Act of 2012, sponsored by Representative […]

Texas bans Planned Parenthood from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program

February 23, 2012

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Suehs Signs Rule Banning Abortion Affiliates The Texas Tribune, February 23, 2012 by Emily Ramshaw If there was any hope that the state was seeking a compromise with the federal government over Texas’ Women’s Health Program, it’s fading fast. At the direction of lawmakers and Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, the Texas Health and Human […]