Texas officials have asked for more time to phase out federal funding for a women's health program after federal officials said it was illegal for the state to ban Planned Parenthood from participating in it, according to documents released Tuesday.
By Chris Tomlinson|April 17, 2012 at 09:12 AM
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AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas officials have asked for more time to phase out federal funding for a women’s health program after federal officials said it was illegal for the state to ban Planned Parenthood from participating in it, according to documents released Tuesday.
Until this year, federal funds covered 90 percent of the cost of the Women’s Health Program, which provides routine exams, contraception and preventive health services to low-income women. But after Texas lawmakers banned groups affiliated with abortion providers from participating in the program, the federal Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services said it would cut off funding because federal law guarantees women the right to choose their health care providers.
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