The Daily Beast: Planned Parenthood Under Attack: Fighting Back in Texas

One of the ironies of Texas’s anti–Planned Parenthood campaign is that while opposition to abortion sparked it, it leaves abortion clinics unscathed. There are 14 Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas that offer abortion and 51 that provide other sexual-health services. To avoid any commingling of funds, they are run as entirely separate corporations. Because the abortion clinics receive no public money, they’ve been unaffected by the state’s funding cutbacks. Women’s access to other services, though, has been seriously impaired. In Waco, Planned Parenthood’s reproductive-health clinic has gone from three full-time nurse practitioners to one, with another working a third of the time. This year, the clinic is only able to see half the patients it saw last year.

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