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Texas Providers Urge More Women’s Health Funding

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AUSTIN (AP) – A new coalition of Texas health providers want more funding for women’s health programs after the state cut off money to Planned Parenthood and other clinics.

The Texas Women’s Healthcare Coalition that debuted Wednesday doesn’t include Planned Parenthood, which Republican lawmakers targeted in 2011 under a bill that prohibits abortion-affiliated providers from participating in a state health program for low-income women.

The Texas Medical Association and Texas Hospital Association are among the coalition members.

Dr. Janet Realini, a chief organizer behinfd the coalition, says state budget drafts indicate that family planning services will mean 147,000 fewer women will receive preventive care and family planning than in 2010.

A Texas judge last made a key ruling last month refusing to allow Planned Parenthood to rejoin the Texas Women’s Health Program.

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