Texas Goes It Alone With Women's Health Program

Jan 10, 2013
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Texas' Women's Health Program began on January 1st with no federal money. KUT's Ben Philpott spoke to John Hockenberry on PRI's "The Takeaway" this week about how the program is in the "middle of a strident political debate" over health services for low-income women.

In 2011, the Texas legislature voted to ban medical providers affiliated with organizations that perform abortions from participating in the state-run Women's Health Program, even if the providers did not perform abortions themselves.

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