Budget Update: Apparent Truce Called in Family Planning Debate

The Austin American-Statesman’s Chuck Lindell is reporting that we are not going to see a repeat of the fight on the House floor from two years ago that resulted in massive cuts to the state’s family planning budget:

A brokered agreement will remove about a dozen family planning and abortion-related amendments from the state budget debate under way Thursday in the Texas House.

Removing the volatile amendments from consideration, agreed to by Democrats and Republicans, will protect an additional $100 million set aside for primary health care for low-income women, including contraceptives.

If the agreement holds and the House votes to approve a budget that restores the state’s commitment to family planning services, that will be a major hurdle cleared in the effort to reverse the harmful cuts of 2011.

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