Saturday, August 25, 2012

Editorial on Texas Forfeiting Federal Funding for Women’s Health Programs

The Washington Post editorial: How is denying health services to the poor 'a win for women?':

ON TUESDAY, a federal appeals court lifted a preliminary injunction against a measure that excludes Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas from receiving state funds. In March, Gov. Rick Perry (R) announced that his state would rather forfeit $35 million in annual federal funding for the Women’s Health Program — a Medicaid waiver program that provides low-income women with contraceptives and cancer screenings — than see any more state tax dollars go to a supposedly pro-abortion organization. Planned Parenthood appealed, but Texas now has the authority to defund the organization. Bottom line: Hundreds of thousands of poor Texas women are likely to be denied a health-care provider because of their state’s ideological zeal. . . .

Contraception, Poverty, State and Local News, Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP), Women, General | Permalink

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