The new Texas Women’s Health Program continues to prove that Texans like to keep their women barefoot, pregnant (even when they’ve been raped) and in the kitchen where they BELONG!
In an outline by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot, he explains that any health care facility that provides abortions shall be excluded from funds, including those who “promote” abortion services. Read it and weep:
Section 39.38 requires a health-care provider to follow procedures set out in Title 1, Chapter 354 of the Texas Administrative Code. The section also requires a TWHP provider to ensure that (1) outside the scope of TWHP, the provider does not perform or promote elective abortions and does not affiliate with an entity that performs or promotes elective abortions; and (2) within the scope of TWHP, the provider does not promote elective abortions, is physically separated from any abortion-providing or abortion-promoting entity, and does not operate under an identification mark that is registered to an entity that performs or promotes elective abortions. The term “promote” is defined for purposes of the rule. ATWHP provider must provide DSHS or its designee with information, as required by DSHS or its designee, to ensure that the provider complies with this section. Section 39.38 finally provides for provider disqualification, provider certification, and assistance to clients whose providers are disqualified.
If a medical facility lets people know they provide abortions, they shall be considered as “promoting’ abortions and funding shall be eliminated.
In March, Gov. Rick Perry promised that Women’s Health Care Program would continue after Feds blocked $39 million in federal funds. The terms of the program are a blatant and ongoing attack on women’s reproductive choices. Religious “morality” dictates law.
We can argue all day long about whether abortions should be legal or not. The fact is, abortions are legal now. If Republicans get what they want, Roe v. Wade shall be overturned. It’s pretty simple and it’s why everyone needs to vote!
Kimberley A. Johnson is an author and The Spokeswoman for Rock The Slut Vote, an organization standing up and fighting the war on women. Find her on Facebook, Twitter and “like” the Rock The Slut Vote Facebook page