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Texas challenges Obama shutdown of women's health program

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March 16, 2012, 8:12pm
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Texas Attorney General Files Legal Action Challenging the Obama Administration's Efforts to Shut Down the Texas Women's Health Program

AUSTIN -- The Texas Attorney General's Office today filed legal action against the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, challenging the Obama Administration's decision to stop federal funding for Texas' Women's Health Program. The Obama Administration decided it will no longer provide federal funding for the Women's Health Program solely because State law prohibits taxpayer funds from going to organizations that perform elective abortions.

The Obama Administration's decision interferes with Texas' successful efforts to promote women's health. The State's legal action seeks to overturn the Administration's misguided decision to shut down Texas' successful Women's Health Program and seeks to reinstate the federal funding that previously supported the program.

Attorney General's lawsuit against the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:

Your Opinions and Comments

March 24, 2012 1:04pm
4th Gen Texan..... Only exceptions to save the mother's life incest or rape....Do you think it's still not murder when you abort a child of rape or incest. When you abort the baby to save the mother, are you not placing more ... More ›

Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 24, 2012 12:14pm
"You Republicans need to stay the hell out of the public's bedrooms. " You Democrat socialists need to quit trying to turn the country into another communist Cuba, and using these straw man canard arguments to ... More ›

Wilson Co.  
March 24, 2012 10:34am
4TH, this may come as a total shock to you, but according to a dozen respectable national polls, over half of all adult Americans think the government has no business in family abortion decisions. When my wife and I were younger, ... More ›

Wilson Co.  
March 24, 2012 10:05am
Since January, the GOP has done absolutely NOTHING on jobs, despite their 2010 campaignin­­g PROMISING JOBS. Since January 2011, they've introduced 44 bills on Abortion, 99 on Religion 71 on Family Relationsh­­ips, ... More ›

Wilson Co.  
March 24, 2012 10:00am
Alvin, you are correct and my apologies to GENERAL Powell. When I typed that, I had just gotten off the phone with my cousin who is a retired Air Force Col. and I guess I had Col. on my mind. I misspoke or rather miss typed

Alvin Charmaine  
March 24, 2012 8:27am
Colin Powell retired a 4 star General, not a Colonel. The demotion is inappropriate regardless of your political opinions.

Rock'n chair Rambler  
Over Taxed, TX  
March 24, 2012 7:04am
"We can all have opinions, but they don't count. " Your opinion counts when you vote. If you're a Democrat, your vote probably counts more than once.

4 th Generation Texan  
Sutherland Springs  
March 23, 2012 7:33pm
'Puzzled'...Substitute the word 'murder' for abortion in your statement and you will get very close to the many feel. And, obviously it is a ridiculous statement with murder substituted for abortion. And, are you talking ... More ›

Wilson Co.  
March 23, 2012 10:24am
When it comes to abortion, I agree with Col. Collin Powell, who said "decisions concerning abortion should be between the woman, the man, and their God. The government has no role in this very personal matter." ... More ›

March 23, 2012 10:23am
Rambler....Clever reply....LOL

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