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  1. 1. Women’s HealthUnder Attack inTexasBy: Iris Guerrero
  2. 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. 3. Families USA
  4. 4. National Womens Law Center
  5. 5. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health
  6. 6. The well woman’sprogram serves anaverage of 24,000 womeneach year that wouldotherwise lack access tolife-saving preventativehealth servicesJordan Smith, Austin Chronicle
  7. 7. Planned Parenthood et al vs. Thomas M. Suehs
  8. 8. STD’s
  9. 9. Health outcomesassociated withuntreated STD’sinclude:
  10. 10. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, HealthResources and Services Administration
  11. 11. Diabetes
  12. 12. The Mayo Clinic
  13. 13. Hypertension
  14. 14. The Mayo Clinic
  15. 15. The Mayo Clinic
  16. 16. The Mayo Clinic
  17. 17. CervicalandBreast Cancer
  18. 18. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and ServicesAdministration
  19. 19. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources andServices Administration
  20. 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. 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. 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. 23. Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  24. 24. Women are thecollateraldamage of thispolicy.
  25. 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. 26. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resourcesand Services Administration
  27. 27. The massive lossin annualfunding will forceclinics to closeand lay off staff.Planned Parenthood et al vs. Thomas M. Suehs
  28. 28. Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  29. 29. Hidalgo county isone of theneediest regionsof the state ofTexas.Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  30. 30. Meghan Ashford-Grooms , The Austin American –Statesman
  31. 31. Women’shealth is notaboutabortion
  32. 32. Its aboutYOU
  33. 33. Its aboutME
  34. 34. Its aboutUS
  35. 35. Its about
  36. 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/

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