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Call at Capitol for More Money for Texas Women's Health

The state is looking at whether the $30 million needed can be found within Texas' Health Dept.

Women’s Health programs may be getting more funding this legislative session.

A group of senators led by Health and Human Services Committee Chairwoman Jane Nelson is recommending a spending boost of $100 million.

Sen. Nelson says the increase would help more women get family planning services and cancer screening they might not otherwise get.

“Preventive care, family planning, making sure that women in Texas who can’t afford their important health care, get the help they need,” Sen. Nelson said.

In the 2011 session, Texas lawmakers cut $73.6 million from family planning services and banned state money from health care providers that offer abortion.