Photo Essay: Women's Health Issues Along the Border

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Poor women living along the Texas-Mexico border are experiencing changes in the way they access and receive health services, especially after the Legislature's decision in 2011 to cut the state's family-planning budget statewide. This year, the issue of public financing for contraceptives and cancer screenings has often become intertwined with the controversy surrounding abortion. In the Rio Grande Valley, women rarely discuss the latter. However, they are beginning to nurture a political voice that emphasizes the prevention of unplanned pregnancies and abortions.  

Below is a visual look at reproductive health issues in one of the country's poorest ...

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