Hot News Stories (8/9/13)

The Austin Chronicle (Austin, TX)
New Health Commission numbers confirm Texas women’s access to preventive health care continues in a steady decline as the state-funded Texas Women’s Health Program – designed to preclude women from obtaining services from Planned Parenthood – has at midyear served significantly fewer women than were served by the previous program.

Wisconsin State Journal
 (Madison, WI)
State Sen. Dale Schultz just offered his Republican Party some good advice. Schultz (R), said the GOP should stop its barrage of anti-choice proposals if it wants to cultivate more support from voters. 

The Texas Tribune (Houston, TX)
To restore access to family planning services after the unprecedented cuts of recent years, Texas’ 2014-15 budget includes a $100 million expansion of a primary care program to provide services for an additional 170,000 women.

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