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Governor Perry, WHP Has Been a Lifeline for My Family. Why Are You Eliminating It?

My name is Rene, and I am graduate student. I am also on the Women’s Health Program (WHP). Many of the women on the WHP are college students like myself, trying to better their lives with a higher education. We shouldn’t have to choose between paying for a cancer screening and paying our bills while we’re trying to further our education.

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Don’t LET Them Mess With the Women of Texas: It’s Time to Rise Up!!

What will it take for Texas women to use our voices and our votes to protect poor women’s health care, roll back restrictive and onerous abortion regulations, and gain back control of our bodies, our lives, and our daughters’ futures?

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Goodbye, Texas Women’s Health Program

Planned Parenthood's "Don't Mess With Texas Women" bus tour traveled across Texas last week.

Thanks to the tireless efforts of Texas lawmakers, as many as 400,000 Texas women will have no or greatly reduced access to basic preventative and reproductive health care beginning today.

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Forced Ultrasound, “Informed Consent,” and Women’s Health in Texas: The Sad State of the State

Austin women stand with Planned Parenthood, May 2011. photo: flickr/drstrangeglove

When Virginia legislators first began considering a forced trans-vaginal ultrasound bill, progressives wondered: “What kind of world are we living in, when “informed consent” is tantamount to state-sanctioned rape?” Here’s what kind of world: the kind wherein a mandatory ultrasound law scads worse than the proposed Virginia bill has already been in place for five months. In Texas. And right now there may be no feasible legal way to stop it.

 

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Perry: Obama Is Putting Abortion Politics Over Women’s Health

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Yes, we are officially in bizzaro land… Rick Perry accuses President Obama of politicizing women’s health.

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Even After the Primary, New Hampshire Women Are Watching…And They’re Concerned

While the eyes of Americans across the country watch New Hampshire, the eyes of New Hampshire women (and the men who care about them) are looking at the candidates’ positions on the issues that directly affect us: women’s health.

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Iowa! New Hampshire! South Carolina! Santorum! God!

While Perry goes straight off to South Carolina, skipping New Hampshire in trying to scoop up votes in a friendlier (southern) state, Santorum will let his boots-on-the-ground team in South Carolina work its magic for him – just like in Iowa – while he traipses around New Hampshire. Let me explain.

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Brownback Apparently Believes Perry is Anti-Choice Enough

Because the only thing better than a radically fanatic Brownback presidency is a Perry one.

The Kansas governor and anti-choice stalwart announced his endorsement of Texas Governor Rick Perry for President.

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Group Claims Rick Perry Isn’t “Pro-Life Enough”

To be really “pro-life” you have to be willing to risk the woman’s health and life.

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Rick Perry’s Vasectomy: The Governor’s Reliance on What He Denies to His Fellow Texans

Rick Perry had a vasectomy. But in his relentless attacks on contraception, and of course, abortion and comprehensive sex education, Perry is doing all he can to reassure his base that many of his fellow Texans will not have the same opportunity to control their childbearing as the Perry family had.

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