Fran Hagerty

8:00 pm
Thu January 9, 2014

Elimination of Planned Parenthood in Women’s State Health Program Leaves Texas Physicians Struggling


The exclusion of Planned Parenthood has left gaps in health care for women, especially low-income women.  Republican leaders pressured Texas state health officials to begin enforcing a provision to keep out Planned Parenthood, as well as any clinic, with organizational ties to abortion providers from the Women’s Health Program in 2011.  The program provides cancer screening, well-woman exams and contraception for low-income women.  

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