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Texas Axing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

Posted on · The Texas Health and Human Services Commission delivered a final legal notice to defund Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program. In a provision under the state and federal law pertaining to Medicaid providers, the Office of the Inspector General wrote that the group is “not qualified to provide medical services in a professionally competent, safe, […]

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The New Abortion Rights Law Adds to the Abortion Debate

Posted on · Texas health care providers will have to cremate or bury the remains of aborted fetuses under a new rule taking effect December 19th.Those opposed to abortions see the rule change as a way to offer dignity and respect to the unborn, while abortion rights supporters see it as medically unnecessary, and designed to shame women […]

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New Abortion Rights Law, Risks of Short-Term Rentals: Monday’s Show (December 5, 2016)

Posted on · Texas health care providers will have to cremate or bury the remains of aborted fetuses under a new rule taking effect December 19th.Those opposed to abortions see the rule change as a way to offer dignity and respect to the unborn, while abortion rights supporters see it as medically unnecessary, and designed to shame women […]

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Makeshift Border Towns: Improving Life in Texas ‘Colonias’

Posted on · All along the Texas/Mexico border — and the border of neighboring states — are residential areas that lack some of the most basic living necessities, such as potable water, septic or sewer systems, electricity, paved roads or safe and sanitary housing. These makeshift towns that offer little more than third-world conditions inside the U.S. are called “colonias.” Houston Matters’ […]