Andrea Grimes, a pro-choice writer and activist, pokes holes in a state-sponsored database that supposedly offers hundreds of alternatives to Planned Parenthood in a video published at RH Reality Check on Friday.
As background, the state has forgone $40 million in federal assistance due to its efforts to defund Planned Parenthood.
“People in favor of a Texas-funded Women’s Health Program that excludes Planned Parenthood as a provider frequently claim that there are plenty of other places that Texas women enrolled in the WHP can get the same or better reproductive health care that they get at Planned Parenthood,” Grimes said in the video.
She goes through a series of rejections, including one from a colonoscopy clinic, which was listed in the state’s database of women’s health care providers for some unknown reason.
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