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  •  Steve Blow of the Dallas Morning News (11+ / 0-)

    stepped up to the plate and hit it out of the park.

    Abortion ploy hurts women more than Planned Parenthood

    Texas is about to get a nose job. And it won’t be pretty.

    Mania over the abortion issue is leading our state into a classic case of cutting off its own nose to spite its face.

    And the real tragedy is that this fit of pique will very likely lead to more unintended pregnancies and more abortions, not fewer.

    This do-it-yourself rhinoplasty is intended to hurt Planned Parenthood, but it’s poor women of Texas who will suffer the most. And ultimately, all Texans are hurt financially by this foolishness.

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    Under separate leadership and financial structure, Planned Parenthood also operates 51 clinics in Texas that don’t perform abortions but do provide a wide array of health and family-planning services for women. Those clinics have received public money.

    But on Wednesday, a new state law will take effect that prohibits public money from being used by any entity even affiliated with an abortion provider. Republican opponents of abortion rights make no secret that they’re trying to punish Planned Parenthood.

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    It’s worth noting that these changes have not resulted in any of Planned Parenthood’s abortion clinics being closed — just the ones working to prevent unintended pregnancies in the first place.

    Whatever your feelings about abortion may be, Texans who favor common sense ought to say no to this nose job.

    Steve Blow is a good ole Southern Baptist boy, and his readers know it. He done good.

    "Texas is going to shrink government until it fits into a woman's uterus." -- Texas State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte

    by moiv on Fri Mar 16, 2012 at 05:24:17 PM PDT

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