Texas women are facing a health care disaster at the hands of a small and extreme group of politicians. Any one of the restrictions passed in the last several years would be bad, but taken together, we are witnessing a catastrophe for Texas women.
- Thousands of women lost access to birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings and well-woman exams after the state banned Planned Parenthood health centers from the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP). This is on top of the estimated 155,000 women who lost access to basic, preventive health care due to the 2011 Legislature’s cruel and dangerous budget cuts.
- Low-income women in Texas have systematically been denied access to preventive health care including birth control, and now we are in court fighting to keep abortion safe and legal in Texas.
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes will make sure that every single elected official in Texas hears one message loud and clear: The rights of women aren’t negotiable and our health care isn’t a political bargaining chip.