Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson released the following statement:
"I'm very disappointed to learn that the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled to exclude Planned Parenthood from the Women's Health Program in Texas. Planned Parenthood is a vital resource for cancer detections and preventative healthcare screenings. Over 100,000 low-income women in our state will lose their access to healthcare in light of this decision. This news is devastating and sad for the women in Texas. Despite this ruling, I will continue working on providing quality health care for women in Texas."