Thursday, March 8, 2012
Abortion Battle in Texas Leads to Loss of Women's Health Services
The New York Times: Women In Texas Losing Options For Health Care In Abortion Fight: by Pam Belluck & 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 in October, along with more than a dozen others in the state, after financing for women’s health was slashed by two-thirds by the Republican-controlled Legislature. . . .