Texas tests Trump administration over abortion providers
May 14, 2017
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Texas is asking the federal government to reverse course and provide funding for a state-run women's health program that excludes abortion providers, an apparent test of the Trump administration that could provide a model for other conservative states.
Since 2011, Texas has chosen to forgo millions in federal Medicare dollars rather than let abortion providers such as Planned Parenthood participate in a statewide program that provides birth control, pregnancy testing and health screenings for low-income women.
Although the move showed the resolve of Republican lawmake...