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Don't Mess with Texas Women - Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards to Governor Rick Perry

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Published on Mar 5, 2012

While more than one-quarter of Texas women are uninsured and have the third highest rate of cervical cancer in the country, Governor Rick Perry is cutting funding for the Medicaid Women's Health Program.

Thousands throughout Texas and online are joining the "Don't Mess with Texas Women" bus tour and calling on Governor Rick Perry to stop playing politics with women's lives. Join them! http://www.dontmesswithtxwomen.com

©2012 Planned Parenthood® Federation of America

" Don't Mess with Texas Women -- Cecile Richards, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President, to Gov. Rick Perry" - PLANNED PARENTHOOD
VIDEO TRANSCRIPT:

Cecile Richards: The latest attack on women's health really hits home for me because it's happening in my home state of Texas. Governor Rick Perry has moved to end the state's entire Medicaid Women's Health Program, which provides 130,000 women with basic health care. This comes hard on the heels of devastating cuts to women's health funding across the board, cuts that are already expected to leave 160,000 women in Texas without care this year.

Governor Perry needs to back off, and that's why we're sending our Women's Health Express across the state of Texas to spread the word. If you're in Texas, look for us on the road, and wherever you are, follow us on the web. We'll be posting news, photos, and videos from every stop along the way. And by the time we've traveled across the lone star state, we're betting that Governor Rick Perry will have heard from hundreds of thousands of Texans. Don't mess with Texas Women, Governor Perry, and don't mess with women's health, period.

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