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Top Stories: Changes To Texas Reproductive Health Program Begin Today

Jul 1, 2016

The top local stories this morning from KERA News: Texas health officials are launching major changes to the state’s reproductive health program known as “Healthy Texas Women.”

The changes to the program come nearly five years after the state made sharp cuts to its family planning budget and restructured the women’s health program.

Since then, the Healthy Texas Women program has struggled to provide reproductive health care to all the low-income women it was supposed to serve. 

Other stories this morning:

  • After the U-S Supreme Court struck down Texas abortion restrictions earlier this week, the Texas Department of State Health Services yesterday released new statistics on abortions from 2014.
  • British voters shocked the world last week when they voted to pull Britain out of the European Union. One of the clearest voices against Brexit is Jeffrey Mountevans. He’s the Lord Mayor of London, and joined this week's Friday Conversation. 

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