Texas Loses Women's Health Care - page 7

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The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas, following Gov. Rick Perry's (R) decision to implement a new law that... Read More


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    The Texas governor was obviously making a political point at the expense of the women in his state. How unfortunate. We need to make certain that this type of political positioning is NOT residing in the WH. Please consider that our current Republican front runner has promised to defund PP on a federal level.

    It is true that American women do not vote on one issue only. Unfortunately for those politicians who prefer to promote their personal moral and religious beliefs regarding sexuality, birth control, and access to legal procedures needed or desired by WOMEN only, this is a really big issue with many facets that WILL affect their voting behavior.
    Last edit by tewdles on Apr 6, '12 : Reason: spelling
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    Texas Planned Parenthood Defunding Halted By Federal Judge

    U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it bars eight Planned Parenthood clinics that don't provide abortions from participating in the program based on their affiliation with legally and financially separate entities that offer abortions.

    Yeakel also cited the fact that the Department of Health and Human Services cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to Texas because of the new law, which could jeopardize the entire program.
    "The court is particularly influenced by the potential for immediate loss of access to necessary medical services by several thousand Texas women," Yeakel wrote in his ruling. "The record before the court at this juncture reflects uncertainty as to the continued viability of the Texas Women's Health Program."

    So for the moment women can get funding help in Texas to plan pregnancies better.
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    In State Records, Little Evidence to Back Abortion Law | The Texas Tribune
    But a Texas Tribune review of state inspection records for 36 abortion clinics from the year preceding the lawmakers’ vote turned up little evidence to suggest the facilities were putting patients in imminent danger. State auditors identified 19 regulatory violations that they said presented a risk to patient safety at six abortion clinics that are not ambulatory surgical centers in Texas. None was severe enough to warrant financial penalties, according to the Department of State Health Services, which deemed the facilities’ corrective action plans sufficient to protect patients.
    And between 2008 and 2013, the Texas Medical Board, which regulates the state’s physicians, took action against just three doctors who performed abortions — all of them for administrative infractions that did not involve criminal practices or late-term abortions.

    Is anyone surprised that they lied?


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