The Texas special session continues. Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) contains pro-life provisions under which Planned Parenthood stands to lose at least $17 million per year in taxpayer funds if supported by Texas Legislature.
SB 7 has already passed the Senate (with pro-life provisions) and is now up for a vote by the full House this Wednesday, June 8! The House is scheduled to go on the floor at 1 p.m. Please immediately urge your state representative to support the pro-life provisions in SB 7!
These provisions shift the taxpayer funds to health care providers who offer better services to low-income women and their families but do not provide abortions or are not affiliates of abortion providers. This work was almost completed during the regular session, but delays on other issues prevented this bill from receiving a final vote. The special session that is now under way gives Texans one last chance in 2011 to finish our goal of defunding Planned Parenthood.