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Women’s Health: Texas Senate Holds Hearing To Congratulate Itself On Women’s Health ‘Achievements’

Supreme Court-Texas Abortion Restrictions

Laura Bassett

As the Texas state Senate held a hearing Thursday to tout its “legislative achievements” in women’s health care, women’s health advocates sought to remind voters of the more than 70 family planning clinics and 12 abortion clinics in the state that the legislature has forced to close in recent years.

“It’s laughable that the same politicians that have devastated Texas women’s access to health care — cancer screenings, birth control, and safe, legal abortion — are now touting their so-called achievements in women’s health,” Cecile Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, told The Huffington Post in an email. “If that’s what they call help for Texas women, we’ve had quite enough of it.”

Read More: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/20/texas-womens-health_n_4823697.html?utm_hp_ref=womens-health

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