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Women’s health and human rights in the right wing’s model state

It seems like every time I debate a conservative talking head on TV or radio and warn about North Carolina’s ongoing slide to the bottom (and mention that we seem bent on becoming the new Mississippi) the response goes something like this: “No, our model is Texas. That’s where they know how to grow the economy and shrink government.”

Of course, even at a glance, it’s obvious to most intelligent people why Texas is no model worth copying.  Lest you have any doubts, however, Andrea Flynn of the Roosevelt Institute explains some very important reasons why life in Texas is increasingly third-world-like for a huge chunk of the population:

“Last week the Supreme Court decided to leave in place a Texas law that has essentially closed a third of the abortion providers in that state. On their own, the abortion restrictions are devastating. But in the context of three long years’ worth of family planning and women’s health cuts that violate the human rights of women in that state, they are catastrophic.

Over the summer Wendy Davis launched Texas into the national spotlight when she filibustered the same sweeping anti-abortion laws that were upheld by the Supreme Court. But long before that, women’s health advocates were sounding the alarm bells about the impact of massive family planning cuts that dismantled the state’s health infrastructure, on which millions of low-income women relied.

In order to understand the full implications of this week’s ruling, one must consider the current state of women’s health care – particularly that of low-income women – in Texas. The Center for Reproductive Rights (CRR) and the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) recently released a must-read report that illustrates the devastating human toll of family planning and reproductive health cuts on women living in Texas’s Rio Grande Valley….”

Read the rest of Griffin’s essay by clicking here,

4 Comments


  1. GOP Rules

    November 25, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    I imagine they have no idea what you are talking about Rob since we are climbing our way up just to be able to be at the bottom after a century + of oppressive democrat rule.

  2. Alan

    November 25, 2013 at 7:24 pm

    GOP Rules,

    Your post simply doesn’t make any sense…”we are climbing our way up just to be able to be at the bottom after a century + of oppressive democrat rule”. What color is the sky in your world? Please, if you’re going to comment, try something different than ‘no, your kid is uglier’. It’s the same response to just about every entry on this site…

  3. AW

    November 25, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    “we are climbing our way up just to be able to be at the bottom after a century + of oppressive democrat rule.”

    Just curious: were those Democrats a century ago conservatives or liberals?

  4. Gynecologist mountain view, ca

    November 26, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Nice and good details about the womens health really people must think about it.

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