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Perry vows to keep women's health program open

Perry vows to keep women's health program open
Friday, March 9, 2012 - 10:10am

The state will find the cash to continue a women's health program whose federal funding is threatened because of a decision to keep Planned Parenthood from participating, Gov. Rick Perry said Thursday.

“We're going to fund this program,” Perry told reporters after an unrelated state GOP event. “Listen, we'll find the money. The state is committed to this program. ... This program is not going away.”

Perry didn't specify where the state would get the money for the Medicaid Women's Health Program, which provides health screenings and contraceptive services to low-income women.

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