In 2011, [Texas Republicans] slashed family planning funding and forced many women’s health clinics to either contract their services or shut down altogether. Last year, they successfully defunded Planned Parenthood, a move that forced even more clinics — including dozens that weren’t even affiliated with the national women’s health organization — to close their doors. The result? Texas is now funding 176 fewer health clinics than it did in 2011, and over 50 have been forced to shut down because of it. 200,000 women have already lost access to preventative care like birth control and cancer screenings. The state’s health department has projected that there will be an additional 24,000 unintended births as a result of the cuts because so many women are struggling to access the contraceptive services they need.
24,000 unintended births. Who’s paying for those?
The women* forced into them.(via illsevenyournine)
Anti-choice is not pro-life. That’s “pro-life” ‘til the birth canal ends.(via cognitivedissonance)
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