Despite the Obama administration’s pseudo-feminist decision to pull women’s healthcare funding from Texas, the state is not backing down. It has found the funds to administer the Women’s Health Program (WHP) without federal dollars, thereby allowing WHP to prioritize legitimate clinics over those associated with abortion and continue providing care to low-income women.
In a recent interview, state Medicaid director Billy Milwee explained that the Planned Parenthood funding will cease on May 1st. Only 3% of WHP-funded clinics are affected by the new rule. A few women “may have to find a new provider,” he said. “We’ll help them do that. But, the services will continue.” The budget for women’s health services has already been appropriated, so disruptions should be minimal.
This is a great example of pro-life, pro-woman legislation. Supporting women’s health should not come at the expense of funding prenatal homicide. Less than two fifths of American women believe that abortion is morally acceptable. Pro-life women are sick and tired of the abortion lobby co-opting our health for their anti-right-to-life message.
Moral of the story: Don’t mess with Texas!