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Low-income women stand to lose (TX Planned Parenthood)
San Antonio Express News ^ | 22 April 2012 | Peggy Fikac

Posted on 04/22/2012 11:33:33 PM PDT by Racehorse

Even if Planned Parenthood wins, it loses.

And so do nearly 130,000 low-income women enrolled in the Women's Health Program, which provides health screenings and birth-control services.

That's because Texas last week upped the ante in a lawsuit brought by Planned Parenthood, which says its exclusion violates its constitutional rights.

Planned Parenthood is the group most notably affected by a state decision to bar clinics associated with abortion providers from the program even though the clinics themselves don't provide abortions.

As we reported, Texas Solicitor General Jonathan F. Mitchell told U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel that the state will end the program if Planned Parenthood wins an injunction forcing its participation.


If Planned Parenthood wins an injunction, Suehs said, the program will stop when federal money dries up. The commission won't introduce a similar program to succeed it “unless otherwise directed by the Legislature,” he said. The Legislature doesn't convene in regular session until 2013.

Perry's take? According to his spokeswoman Catherine Frazier, “We are confident in our state's case before the court. I'm not going to comment on hypotheticals, we'll consider the proper course of action upon the court's ruling.”

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; Government; US: Texas
KEYWORDS: abortion; courts; plannedparenthood
Don't mess with Texas.
1 posted on 04/22/2012 11:33:44 PM PDT by Racehorse
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To: Racehorse

I’d love to see the rest of the red states call the feds bluff on this one.

2 posted on 04/22/2012 11:52:30 PM PDT by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like it)
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To: freeangel

The low-income women were already losing...their children.

3 posted on 04/23/2012 4:15:33 AM PDT by kearnyirish2
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