State Senators look for ways to help family planning funds

POSTED: Monday, April 25, 2011 - 4:12pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Senators are trying to find ways to help family planning services with funding. This after the House's budget cut the allowance for places like Planned Parenthood.

Republicans say it's meant to stop abortions in the state, but Planned Parenthood directors say the House's budget would mean 8,000 Central Texas women would be unable to get annual health exams and treatment.

"8,000 women would lose life saving health care like cancer screenings, birth control, HIV testing, std testing and treatment and annual exams," said Planned Parenthood CEO, Felicia Goodman.

Texas Senators are against the cuts saying getting rid of those services would mean higher Medicaid costs.

They're currently looking for more money for family planning services.


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