Texas House and Senate budget writers have approved a provision excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which thousands of poor women in Texas rely on for cancer screenings and diagnostic services.
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Abortion rights advocates and legal experts warned changes to the judicial bypass process could endanger vulnerable young women.
Every month, the number of pregnant women incarcerated in Texas county jails hovers between 300 and 500, according to monthly jail population reports collected […]
Dina Nuñez, a 51-year-old mother of three and human rights organizer, used to go to the Planned Parenthood clinic in her hometown of […]
After passing one of the most extreme anti-abortion laws in the country in 2013, conservative lawmakers have filed at least four bills this session […]
The House version of the budget, which hits the floor Tuesday for what’s likely to be a spirited debate over funding for state programs, includes approximately $20 million more for women’s health services over the next two years than lawmakers originally proposed in January.
According to a biennial report released Tuesday by the Health and Human Services Commission, the number of women served by the Texas Women’s Health Program dropped from about 115,000 in fiscal year 2011 to approximately 86,000 in 2013.
The Observer recently spoke with five women about how women’s health care in the Lone Star State has played a role in their lives and communities.
In an attempt to defund Planned Parenthood, the Texas Senate could jeopardize funding for at least 13 providers of cancer services, according to a list obtained by the Observer.
A budget proposal jeopardizes a cancer screening program that serves Texas women who are at greatest risk for developing breast and cervical cancer.