Medical Groups Oppose Women's Health Program Rule

 

Updated Aug. 15, 10 a.m.:

State Rep. Sarah Davis, R-Houston, has joined a coalition of medical groups in opposition to a proposed Department of State Health Services rule that would ban doctors who participate in the Texas Women's Health Program from discussing abortion with their patients. Davis expressed her concerns in an Aug. 13 letter to Thomas Suehs, executive director of the Health and Human Services Commission.

"Few relationships are as sacred as the doctor-patient relationship," Davis wrote in the letter. "I have been an outspoken critic of any legislation that interferes with this relationship, and oppose any ...

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