The Polling Center: Planned Parenthood and Women's Health

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During a panel discussion on women’s health at last Thursday’s TribLive symposium on health care, state Rep. Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, said that taking Planned Parenthood “out of the equation” has made having conversations about women’s health care in the Texas Legislature a lot easier.

The ease of these conversations is a matter of debate.  The reduction in state funds to Planned Parenthood was a bitter bill to swallow for many women's health care advocates, given what has been a prolonged, often nasty, fight against Planned Parenthood.

But Hughes is at least half right: The marginalization of Planned Parenthood probably ...

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