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  • 1. Women’s HealthUnder Attack inTexasBy: Iris Guerrero
  • 2. The women’s healthcare program in Texasbegan in 2007 and offersfree family planningservices to low incomewomen between theages of 18 and 44.Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman.
  • 3. Families USA
  • 4. National Womens Law Center
  • 5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health
  • 6. The well woman’sprogram serves anaverage of 24,000 womeneach year that wouldotherwise lack access tolife-saving preventativehealth servicesJordan Smith, Austin Chronicle
  • 7. Planned Parenthood et al vs. Thomas M. Suehs
  • 8. STD’s
  • 9. Health outcomesassociated withuntreated STD’sinclude:
  • 10. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HealthResources and Services Administration
  • 11. Diabetes
  • 12. The Mayo Clinic
  • 13. Hypertension
  • 14. The Mayo Clinic
  • 15. The Mayo Clinic
  • 16. The Mayo Clinic
  • 17. CervicalandBreast Cancer
  • 18. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and ServicesAdministration
  • 19. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources andServices Administration
  • 20. Texas cut its supportstatewide for womenshealth clinics by two-thirds in 2011,eliminating access tofamily planning servicesfor nearly 300,000 poorand working-classwomen.Wade Goodwyn, NPR
  • 21. But Texas is going a stepfurther, with a law thateliminates funding forwomens health clinics thateither associate withabortion providers oradvocate for abortionrights.Wade Goodwyn, NPR
  • 22. None of the dozens ofclinics that will lose statefunds actually performabortions. It is alreadyagainst state and federallaw for clinics that performabortions to receivetaxpayer dollars.Wade Goodwyn, NPR
  • 23. Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  • 24. Women are thecollateraldamage of thispolicy.
  • 25. Loss of funding will deprivethousands of Texas womenof critical health service,especially in rural areas inwhich no alternativeprovider to the Women’sHealth Program is availablePlanned Parenthood et al vs. Thomas M. Suehs
  • 26. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resourcesand Services Administration
  • 27. The massive lossin annualfunding will forceclinics to closeand lay off staff.Planned Parenthood et al vs. Thomas M. Suehs
  • 28. Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  • 29. Hidalgo county isone of theneediest regionsof the state ofTexas.Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  • 30. Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  • 31. Women’shealth is notaboutabortion
  • 32. Its aboutYOU
  • 33. Its aboutME
  • 34. Its aboutUS
  • 35. Its about
  • 36. For more information or to becomeinvolved please visit:• Planned Parenthoodhttp://www.plannedparenthoodaction.org/• Woman’s Health and Family PlanningAssociation of Texashttp://whfpt.org/• Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalitionhttp://www.texaswhc.org/