Storify Timeline on the Texas Women's Health Program

Started in 2006 with goals that included reducing the number of Medicaid births in the state, The Women's Health Program saved the Medicaid program approximately $75.2 million by averting an anticipated 6,721 births in 2009.

Today, the issue isn't whether the program is effective. Over the last year, anti-abortion lawmakers and activists have made it clear they are dissatisfied with the largest beneficiary of the Women's Health Program: Planned Parenthood.

Here's a look at the Tribune's coverage of this issue since it came onto the political radar during last year's legislative session. The Women's Health Program is separate from the state's family-planning funds, which lawmakers reduced by two-thirds.


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