As one reads this article a simple but somewhat obvious bias appears. The wording used makes it sound as if all women need help planning a family. What happened to Obamacare anyway? Why is that not mentioned? Condoms are cheap but as one person quoted said, they can break, so what is the answer? Just say no? After all are humans not the only animal which has control of such things? Are the folks hunting free pills not human? Family planning is not birth control, it begins with getting married, having a job to support a family and so much more. Abortion is not planning anything but murder of an unborn family member.
Texas tries to stitch a safety net without Planned Parenthood
MCALLEN, Texas Four years after cutting off funding for Planned Parenthood, the state of Texas says it has been able to rebuild its safety net, in what could be a model for Republicans in Congress who hope to defund the nation’s largest family planning provider at the national level.
Independent health experts dispute the claim, saying Texas still has a long way to go before it can provide the level of service it did when Planned Parenthood was an integral part of its family planning efforts.
According to figures provided to Reuters by Texas health officials, the state’s retooled family-planning programs reached 317,393 women in the 2014 fiscal year, nearly as many as the 320,044 the state served in fiscal 2010, before it cut off funding to Planned Parenthood.
After recruiting other health clinics and doctors to provide contraceptives to low-income women, state officials say their biggest challenge at this point is getting the word out.
“There is access for every woman in Texas to be able to receive the services she needs,” said Lesley French, who oversees women’s health programs at the Texas Health and Human Services Commission.
Anti-abortion activists have long targeted Planned Parenthood because it provides abortion along with contraception and other women’s health services. Criticism mounted this summer when undercover videos showed Planned Parenthood officials talking about providing fetal parts for research. (Read More)
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