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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 […]

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 […]

Rick Perry’s Texas: A Perspective from the Front Lines

June 7, 2012

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Women are Watching, June 7, 2012 By: Melaney A. Linton, President Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund Governor Rick Perry‘s record shows that he can’t be trusted when it comes to women’s health. Time and again he has shown his true colors: he chooses politics over Texas women. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the […]

Can Texas ban Planned Parenthood from women’s health program?

June 7, 2012

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LA Times, June 7, 2012 by Molly Hennessy-Fiske HOUSTON — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is expected to hear arguments Thursday (June 8) over the legality of implementing a Texas rule that bans Planned Parenthoodclinics from a state and federally funded health program for uninsured, low-income women. “What’s at stake is whether low-income […]

TX: State gets a stay from appeals court in Planned Parenthood case (UPDATE)

May 1, 2012

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MySA, May 1, 2012 by Peggy Fikac The state – which quickly appealed a Monday preliminary injunction allowing Planned Parenthood to continue participating, at least temporarily, in the Women’s Health Program – was granted a stay by an appellate court judge. Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency motion for stay Monday night in the […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012

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New York Times, March 7, 2012 by Pam Belluck and Emily Ramshaw Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Carlos, an impoverished town in South Texas, for breast cancer screenings, free birth control pills and pap smears for cervical cancer. But the clinic closed […]