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Help Texas Women – Act Now!

August 29, 2012


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 […]

Federal appeals court allows Texas to defund Planned Parenthood

August 21, 2012


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


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


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 […]

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

May 6, 2012


Fire Dog Lake, May 6, 2012 by Glenn W. Smith Do what we say or the women will die. That may sound like some kind of villainous threat in a Wild West melodrama, but it is exactly what the Rick Perry administration in Texas is saying today. Planned Parenthood is suing the state for unlawfully […]

Texas Planned Parenthood Funding Restored By Appeals Court

May 4, 2012


Huffington Post, May 4, 2012 by Laura Bassett It’s been a bumpy week for Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas. First a U.S. district judge temporarily stopped a new law that would have cut Planned Parenthood out of the state Women’s Health Program. Then a panel of judges smacked down that ruling. And now, the same […]

Texas Attorney General Compares Planned Parenthood To Terrorist Organization

May 1, 2012


Huffington Post, May 1, 2012 by Laura Bassett Just two hours after a U.S. district judge stopped a Texas law that would have eliminated Planned Parenthood’s participation in the state’s Women’s Health Program, Federal Appeals Judge Jerry E. Smith issued an emergency stay that lifted that order. In the appeal for the emergency stay, a […]