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The Texas Tribune-ProPublica Investigative Unit

Texas officials celebrated end of abortion rights after cutting back postpartum Medicaid extension

Greg Abbott claimed Texas provides expectant mothers “necessary resources so that they can choose life for their child,” but it is now one of a dwindling number of states not to offer Medicaid coverage for a full year after residents give birth.

Connie Bunch with her 6-month-old son Aiden in her home in Austin, Texas, on July 6.
Connie Bunch plays with her son Aiden and 9-year-old daughter Brooklyn in her Austin home.

“Philosophical” resistance to Medicaid

Growing push

Connie Bunch takes her hypertension and diabetes medication in her home in Austin.

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