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

By: Saturday September 8, 2012 6:40 pm

In a packed auditorium at the Texas Department of State Health Services, legislators and supporters of Planned Parenthood in Texas gathered to speak out against proposed rules that would bar Planned Parenthood from participating in the state’s Women’s Health Program, through which PP-Texas has provided the lion’s share of family planning services to low-income women. The new rules are fueled by right-wing lawmakers who want to forgo the available 90 percent of federal funding for the program in order to keep Planned Parenthood–and any other so-called “abortion affiliate”–from providing care via the WHP.


“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

By: Sunday May 6, 2012 9:30 am

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

That may sound like some kind of villainous threat in a Wild West melodrama, but it is exactly what the Rick Perry administration in Texas is saying today.

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