• Women's Health Care

    • Invest In Preventive Care for Low-Income Women

      Lost in the highly charged political debate is the fact that women's health includes far more than abortions. Now that the federal government has withdrawn its support, the state must continue to find a way to ensure that women continue to have access to preventive services and to finance a robust Texas Women's Health Program.

      The Women’s Health Program, which does not provide abortions, delivers cost-effective basic health care screenings — such as for cancer, high blood pressure, and diabetes — as well as birth control. This is the only source of such preventive care for many low-income women in Texas.
       

  • Key Issues

    • Women's Health Program
      Lost in the highly charged political debate is the fact that “women’s health” includes far more than abortions. Now that the federal government has withdrawn its support, the state must continue to find a way to ensure that women continue to have access to preventive services and to finance a robust Texas Women’s Health Program. 
    • DSHS Family Planning Services
      Sharp funding cuts in state family planning services and changes in a state health program for women threaten women's access to vital preventive services, Texas physicians say. They say the situation is a crisis and they want lawmakers to restore money to programs that provide low-income women with recommended screenings and birth control.
    • Women's Right to Know Brochure
      The Woman's Right to Know booklet that Texas law requires physicians to give to all patients considering an elective abortion is factually inaccurate and not science-based, the chair of TMA's Maternal and Perinatal Health Committee wrote to state public health officials.
  • Advocacy and Communication