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TxPEP Op-Ed on Defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas Published in Washington Post

Tue, February 7, 2017
TxPEP Op-Ed on Defunding Planned Parenthood in Texas Published in Washington Post
TxPEP op-ed on defunding Planned Parenthood in The Washington Post.

An op-ed by TxPEP researchers Joseph Potter and Kari White entitled "Defunding Planned Parenthood was a Disaster in Texas. Congress Shouldn't Do It Nationally" is featured in The Washington Post.

In the op-ed, the authors discuss the history of family planning cuts and removal of Planned Parenthood from the Women's Health Program in Texas in the context of the national push for defunding Planned Parenthood and making cuts to the federal Title X program.

The authors conclude: "Rather than repeat the Texas experience, the new administration could be inspired by another era in Republican history. With the 1970 bipartisan passage of the Title X program, President Richard Nixon stated 'no American woman should be denied access to family planning assistance because of her economic condition.' This national commitment to women should not be abandoned now."

You can also read the full op-ed here on the TxPEP website. 

Published February 7, 2017. 

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