From: Wheat, Sarah

Sent: Tuesday, January 24, 2012 4:01 PM

To: Glueck, Katie (CMG-Austin)

Subject: Family planning clinics that closed due to defunding...

 

 

 

Hi Katie: Sure, here you go.  

 

Planned Parenthood closed 11 nonprofit health centers (locations listed below) that provided family planning health exams, cancer screenings, treatment for sexually transmitted infections and other basic health care as a result of the Texas Legislature’s elimination of 2/3 of the federal/state funding for family planning programs in Texas.

 

By law, none of the health centers listed below provided safe, legal abortion services.

 

According to Texas DSHS, nearly 300,000 women in Texas will lose access to health exams as a result of these budget cuts that defunded these health centers along with dozens of other non-Planned Parenthood health centers.

Arlington North

Gainesville

Mesquite

Plano

Terrell

Mission

Progreso

Rio Grande City

San Carlos

Alice

Brownsville

 

Please let us know what else would be helpful—thx!

 

Sarah J. Wheat