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Without Planned Parenthood, What’s Left for Texas Women? Not Much.

RH Reality Check Texas reporter Andrea Grimes searches, in vain, for a pap smear among the providers the state of Texas says should be available to provide one.

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Hearing on Planned Parenthood and Texas’ Women’s Health Program Pits Science, Health Against Ideology

Photo from the Texas Department of State Health Services hearing via @PPGreaterTX

Yesterday in a packed auditorium at the Texas Department of State Health Services, legislators, doctors and other supporters of Planned Parenthood gathered to speak out–sometimes through tears–against proposed rules that would bar Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Women’s Health Program.

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Low-Income Women in Texas Lose Access to Birth Control, Other Services

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It’s time for politicians to admit this isn’t about defunding Planned Parenthood, it’s about defunding family planning.

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Rick Perry: We’ll Pay For Our New Women’s Health Program With the Medicaid Funds I Said I’d Reject

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Is he or isn’t Perry rejecting the Medicaid expansion?  Maybe even Perry doesn’t know.

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Federal Appeals Court Rejects Effort by Texas to Block Planned Parenthood Funding

A federal appeals court today rejected the state of Texas’ efforts to block women’s access to preventive health care at Planned Parenthood health centers while a lawsuit on the issue proceeds.

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Federal Judge Blocks Texas Effort to De-Fund Planned Parenthood

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A federal judge today blocked the state of Texas from de-funding Planned Parenthood affiliates in the state, and excluding them from participating in Texas’ Women’s Health Program (WHP).  

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At Wits’ End: One Woman’s Story Highlights Texas Women Left In Limbo As Legal Battle Over Planned Parenthood Begins

As the State of Texas and Planned Parenthood take their fight for the Women’s Health Program to court, Texas women are left wondering where they will get the health care they need–and when. This is just one woman’s story out of 130,000.

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Delivering The Bad News To Texas Women: Your Trusted Provider Can’t See You Anymore

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When clients come to the Downtown Planned Parenthood Clinic in Austin, Texas, they’re coming to get what they’ve always gotten: contraception, cancer screenings and STI tests. But what they’re getting, if they’re on the newly defunded Medicaid Women’s Health Program, is bad news: Planned Parenthood can’t see them any more.

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HHS vs. Texas: The Spending Clause In Action

It is incredibly frustrating that the very women the federal Medicaid law is intended to protect are the ones who are hurt the most, but those sanctions are the only tool HHS has at its disposal to enforce the law.

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What Will Texas’ New State-Funded Women’s Health Program Look Like?

What will it look like to have no federal Women’s Health Program in Texas? That’s what the state department of Health and Human Services began figuring out last week when Governor Rick Perry and Texas lawmakers opted to cut Planned Parenthood out of the Women’s Health Program in the state.

 

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