In the 2011 Legislative session, the Republican majority systematically dismantled the Women's Health Program and almost all funding for cancer screening and contraception for uninsured and low-income women. What Republicans on the campaign trail won't tell you is that by cutting access to care and de-funding Planned Parenthood, they are fostering an environment where more abortions will occur, not less. It's time for politicians in Austin to stop holding lifesaving medical care hostage. Cancer and unintended pregnancy are too high a price for Texas women and their families to pay.
The Legislature should immediately to:
*Restore funding for the Women's Healthcare Program
*Get out the private decisions of Texas women and their families