Planned Parenthood Affiliates of Texas

Texas Needs Planned Parenthood

Texas politicians are working overtime to take health care away from low-income women. In 2011, the state Legislature shredded the health care safety net for low-income and uninsured Texas women, slashing funding for the state’s Family Planning Program by two-thirds and leaving 130,000 women without access to breast and cervical cancer screenings, birth control, and other basic, preventive care.

This year, Texas officials have weakened the safety net further by dismantling the Medicaid Women’s Health Program.  If Planned Parenthood continues to be banned from the Texas Women’s Health Program, it will jeopardize health care access for tens of thousands more and cost Texas taxpayers $40 million a year.

Planned Parenthood has fought this dangerous agenda every step of the way.

And so have women’s health advocates in the legislature, champions like Representative Senfronia Thompson who will file the Restore WHP Bill that would restore health care access for tens of thousands of women and save Texas taxpayers $40 million a year.

Please speak up and let your legislators know that Texans need access to preventive health care, and that women are capable of choosing their own health care provider—one that they trust and can count on. Tell your elected officials that you support Texas women, Planned Parenthood, and all bills that restore the Medicaid Women's Health Program including HB 2819 by Rep. Thompson.

Be sure to watch our video, Planned Parenthood:Through the Eyes of Texas Women to hear from patients across Texas who trust and rely on Planned Parenthood to stay healthy.

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Planned Parenthood:Through the Eyes of Texas Women

 

   

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  • Your State Senator or Senators
  • Your State Representative or Representatives

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Texas Needs Planned Parenthood

Dear [Decision Maker],

I support Texas women, Planned Parenthood, HB 2819 by Rep. Thompson, and all other bills that would restore the Medicaid Women's Health Program with Planned Parenthood as a provider.



Please support Rep. Thompson's bill HB 2819 and all other bills that would restore the Medicaid Women's Health Program (WHP). Preventive health care is good for Texas women and good for the state. Every $1 spent on family planning saves the state almost $4 in Medicaid costs for prenatal, delivery, and first-year infant care.

Texans trust women to choose their health care provider. Planned Parenthood was vital to the success of the Medicaid Women's Health Program. Almost half of the women enrolled in the Medicaid Women's Health Program chose a Planned Parenthood health center to receive their basic health care through WHP.
Texas needs Planned Parenthood to keep Texas women healthy and save taxpayer dollars.

Put politics aside and support Texas women and Rep. Thompson.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]