Texas : A Long History Of Conflict With The Federal Government

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Texas has a long history of conflict with the federal government over laws and policies, particularly when dealing with environmental, social, and educational issues. Texas has conservative right-wing views and has been in conflict more often with the federal government since President Obama has been in office. The dilemma generally arises from a clash in opposing political and social views. One major issue that has arisen in over the course of the last two years has been a battle over funding for Planned Parenthood. Although the courts have deemed that this quarrel is not about abortion rights or access to abortion, the truth of the matter is that it really is. Texas leaders are against abortion and are trying to skirt federal law that allows abortion by imposing their personal agenda opposing abortion or anything that seemingly supports abortion on the Texas people. The problem is that in the midst of this chaos, low-income women of Texas are the ones who are suffering through the loss of basic and preventative healthcare. Texas, working in conjunction with the federal government, in 2005 created the Medicaid Women’s Health Program (WHP) under the senate bill 747 and house bill 2663 of the 79th Legislature, executed and overseen by the Health and Human Services Commission (Planned Parenthood). This program allocated funds for low-income women’s healthcare for a duration of five years. The program began on January 1, 2007. For every dollar spent by the state, the federal

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