Texas Tries To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics

February 4, 2016 • Daily Email Recap

Texas Tries To Repair Damage Wreaked Upon Family Planning Clinics

See original/source content content: http://www.npr.org/2016/01/28/464728393/texas-tries-to-repair-damage-wrought-upon-family-planning-clinics

For the past five years, the Texas Legislature has done everything in its power to defund Planned Parenthood. But it’s not so easy to target that organization without hurting family planning clinics around the state generally.
Of the 82 clinics that have closed, only a third were Planned Parenthood.
Midland Community Healthcare Services Clinic in West Texas is open, and every day it’s three lines deep as women file in for treatment. The clinic’s 15 examination rooms go full throttle all day but can’t come close to satisfying demand. The numbers are harsh. In Texas, just 22 percent of childbearing-age women who qualify for subsidized preventive health care treatment actually get it.

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