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Texas Made It More Difficult to Get an Abortion, and Teen Motherhood Increased


Texas Made It More Difficult to Get an Abortion, and Teen Motherhood Increased
The Nation.

Mainstream pro-choice politicians often say that their goal for abortion policy is for it to be âsafe, legal, and rare.â As if that standard were not low enough, one stateâs crusade to virtually outlaw abortion has made abortion less safe, and teen childbearing less rare. Texas, in fact, has gotten it down to a science, and handed Congress a blueprint for undermining womenâs health nationwide.Ad PolicyWhile conservatives in Washington have tried for years to defund Planned Parenthood and limit federal support for reproductive-health care, Texas has pioneered a model for sabotaging the stateâs family-planning services through severe budget cuts and paralyzing regulations. And weâre now seeing the effects of the stateâs latest, unprecedented attack on funding for Planned Parenthood and other low-cost reproductive-health care programs.

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