Politics Getting abortions in Texas has become harder for some women

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  1. dawg

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    Reuters Health - Some women in Texas have faced added obstacles in getting abortions after the state passed a law in 2013 that put restrictions on providers, according to a new study.

    Compared to women whose nearest abortion clinic remained opened, those whose nearest clinic closed were more likely to report traveling long distances, spending more than $100 and other difficulties in accessing abortion.

    "Clinic closures really compounded the burdens women were already experiencing and this study brings that to bear in a very detailed way," said study author Liza Fuentes, of Ibis Reproductive Health in Oakland, California.

    U.S. states have added almost 300 abortion restrictions since 2010, according to Fuentes and her colleagues of the Texas Policy Evaluation Project.

    They write in the American Journal of Public Health that under the 2013 law passed in Texas, doctors performing abortions must have admitting privileges to local hospitals and must follow specific rules for medication abortions, most abortions at or after 20 weeks are banned and abortion centers must meet the standards of surgical centers.

    To examine the effects of the law, the researchers surveyed 398 Texas women receiving abortions at 10 of the state's remaining clinics in mid-2014.

    More than a third of the women - 38 percent - said their nearest clinic had closed after 2013. These women traveled an average of 85 miles each way to get an abortion, compared to 22 miles on average for those reporting that their nearest clinic had stayed open.

    Overall, 44 percent of those whose nearest clinics closed had to drive more than 50 miles, compared to about 10 percent of those whose clinics remained open.

    For women who had a clinic closure, "their distance to the nearest clinic (was) four times further than before the law," said Fuentes.

    About a third of women whose nearest clinic had closed said they'd spent over $100, compared to a fifth of those who didn't have clinics close.

    And 37 percent of women who lost their nearby clinics weren't able to have the kind of abortion they wanted (a medication abortion using the drug mifepristone), compared to 22 percent of those whose nearby clinics remained opened.

    The only factor that didn't differ between the two groups of women was how far along they were when they got their abortion, the researchers write.

    Fuentes told Reuters Health that the study couldn't account for women who had so much trouble accessing abortions that they didn't show up to the clinic.

    "I think it’s important to note what this study isn’t able to do," she said.

    In previous research, the same team found that after the law was passed, more women were delayed in getting abortions, didn't obtain abortions or even thought about self-inducing an abortion.

    At current rates, about 30 percent of U.S. women will have an abortion by age 45, according to the Guttmacher Institute, a non-profit organization dedicated to the promotion of reproductive health.

    http://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-abortion-access-idUSKCN0WJ309
     
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    then you wonder why people have to defend red states for their out of control food stamp bills. well, there you have it.
     
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    I realize it's the woman's body to do what she will, but the fact that 30% of women will have an abortion makes me sad.
     
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    They could drive prius's to their abortions. That could save a few bucks.
     
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    Everything is bigger in Texas

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    Why don't you just mind your own business about it then?

    And while you're at it, take in a few adopted kids too. :hw:
     
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    I know right? Should be much higher.
     
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    If you are willing to pay for those kids then no worries. People are anti-abortion and bitch and moan about having to pay for the unwanted child. Cant have it both ways
     
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    Paul Bunyan's abortion hanger was called "Babe"

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    As long as the taxpayers don't find it I'm cool.
     
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    Dawg =

     
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    100% abortions for the unattractive seems like a doable goal.
     
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    Texas Households on Food Stamps Almost Tripled Since 2000

    The number of households in Texas receiving food stamps has almost tripled since 2000, according to figures released Tuesday by the U.S. Census Bureau.

    In 2013, 1.3 million Texas households received aid from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, or SNAP — up from 505,968 in 2000. The percentage of Texas households on food stamps increased from 6.9 percent in 2000 to 14 percent in 2013. Nationwide, 13.5 percent of households received food stamps in 2013.

    Celia Cole, CEO of the Texas Food Bank Network, said the necessity for food stamps increased significantly during the 2008 economic recession, and the high number of recipients indicatesthat many poor Texans are still “struggling to make ends meet.”

    “I think they’re facing a harder time recovering despite overall gains in the economy” in recent years, Cole said.

    SNAP provides assistance to low-income people and families through Lone Star cards that can be used like credit cards at stores that accept food stamps. In Texas, a family of four must make less than $38,868 a year to qualify.

    The census data includes SNAP participation rates among Texas households in which at least one individual received SNAP benefits in the last year. Texans’ participation in the program remained stable from 2012 to 2013.
     
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    But these same people against abortion get all pissed off when a Ferguson pops off.
     
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    come to California. we'll teach you how to spell and vacuum that fetus too.
     
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    I dont like the abortion argument because you cant win. I brought up the fact that millions and millions of dollars are sucked up for food stamps by red states yearly.

    But wait, i was told red states dont need food stamps because everyone has a job?
     
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    Thanks, Obama.
     
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    the GOP will blame it on the Mexicans. :c
     
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    Trump will pay for all this. By getting the gulf states to foot the bill

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