Statement on Women's Health Program shutdown
by Texas Right to LifeSaturday, February 25, 2012
Elizabeth Graham, Director of Texas Right to Life reflects on the imminent shutdown of the Texas Women's Health Program:
“President Obama is playing politics with women's health by forcing his radical abortion agenda on low-income women in Texas. Women don't want to receive their health care services at abortion clinics, and President Obama has directed the CMS to shut down a program that serves low-income women unless the program includes abortion clinics; he has clearly overstepped the line.
“Texas legislators sought to protect and improve the health of women served under the WHP by clarifying that abortion providers are not eligible to participate in the WHP. Now CMS, at the direction of President Obama, has told our state health commission that the program cannot be implemented under the new restrictions. Low-income women are being robbed of vital services due to President Obama's relentless support of unrestricted abortion.”