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This is like killing every rabbit because one had fleas. We know that texas is about the worse about health care so the program will be crap if functioning at all. so all the poor woman will suffer to hamper a few abortions. The only people that will benefit are enemanozzles like old rick perry and his cronies. We will see a lot more woman suffering more abortions more teen pregnancy and no benefits whatsoever.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/3 ... 89487.html

A district judge ruled on Monday that Texas can legally cut Planned Parenthood out of its new state-funded health program for women, which launches on Tuesday.

The Texas Women's Health Program, which provides basic health care and family planning services to low-income women, previously received about 90 percent of its $35 million annual funding from the federal government. When state legislators voted to cut Planned Parenthood out of the program because some of its affiliates provide abortions, the Department of Health and Human Services warned the state that if it broke federal Medicaid rules by discriminating against a qualified provider, it would no longer receive federal funding for the program. Instead of reinstating Planned Parenthood funding, Gov. Rick Perry ® decided to start a new women's health program funded entirely by the state so that it could continue to exclude Planned Parenthood from the program.

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Like Texas is going to be able to afford that. They're going to have to raise state taxes. Yet another reason to never, EVER live in Texas. As if they hadn't provided me enough reasons already.

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Ironic that this move will only increase the demand for abortions as birth control access is a big factor in decreasing abortions in the first place. Plus, with such severe funding cuts, poor women will suffer from reduced prenatal services. How pro-life is that?

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They can afford it.The economy in Texas is really really healthy and it is in all truth the only state that could even remotely stand a chance of being an independent country.

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Annnd...TX lawmakers fail logic yet again.

The latest projections from the commission indicate poor women will deliver an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have between 2014 and 2015 as a result of reduced access to subsidized birth control. The projections, which the Texas Tribune reports were recently circulated among lawmakers, come in the aftermath of the Republican-controlled legislature’s passage of a two-year budget that moves $73 million from family-planning services to other programs.

The HSS also predicts an uptick in births will cost taxpayers an additional $273 million, primarily in Medicaid expenses.

The New England Journal of Medicine also predicts Texas pregnancies could soar, because poor women may resort to less-effective methods of birth control. Those same GOP lawmakers who oppose family-planning funding may be interested in that fact, since studies have shown that unintended pregnancies -- often the result of ineffective birth control -- directly correlate with higher abortion rates.

And they want to whine about the dirty libruls wasting government money? Yes, please, let's cut $73 million from family planning services so that we can then spend 3-4 times as much on pregnancy care and birth. And let's make sure poor women have a harder time accessing reliable birth control so that they will be driven to consider abortion instead. It makes no sense from either the fiscal or anti-abortion stance :?

http://www.ibtimes.com/texas-republican ... regnancies

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Annnd...TX lawmakers fail logic yet again.

And they want to whine about the dirty libruls wasting government money? Yes, please, let's cut $73 million from family planning services so that we can then spend 3-4 times as much on pregnancy care and birth. And let's make sure poor women have a harder time accessing reliable birth control so that they will be driven to consider abortion instead. It makes no sense from either the fiscal or anti-abortion stance :?

http://www.ibtimes.com/texas-republican ... regnancies

No one said Texan politicians were smart.

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Like Texas is going to be able to afford that. They're going to have to raise state taxes. Yet another reason to never, EVER live in Texas. As if they hadn't provided me enough reasons already.

There's no state income tax in Texas.

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