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.
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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.
Observer Radio speaks with healthcare and reproductive rights activists Lenzi Sheible and Peggy Romberg. Also, an apartment community struggles with news that their neighbor was the Austin Thanksgiving shooter.
Jennifer Whitney documents the effects of cuts to women’s health-care and family-planning funding and access with a focus on the Rio Grande Valley.
When the final part of Texas’ abortion goes into effect on Sept. 1, Texas is likely to have only six clinics left—down from 44 in 2011.
Wendy Davis’ campaign has been largely reactive, keying off Greg Abbott’s mistakes rather than articulating a vision for Texas.
Abortion rights groups seek to block ambulatory surgical care center rule and to shield El Paso and McAllen abortion clinics from admitting privileges mandate.
Reproductive rights, the issue that catapulted Wendy Davis to fame, also has the power to alienate moderate voters.