sometimes things don't work the way the ideologues think they will
(Texas) Lawmakers Could Restore Family Planning Funds
When state lawmakers passed a two-year budget in 2011 that moved $73 million from family planning services to other programs, the goal was largely political: halt the flow of taxpayer dollars to Planned Parenthood clinics.Now they are facing the policy implications — and, in some cases, reconsidering.
The latest Health and Human Services Commission projections being circulated among Texas lawmakers indicate that during the 2014-15 biennium poor women will deliver an estimated 23,760 more babies than they would have as a result of their reduced access to state-subsidized birth control. The additional cost to taxpayers is expected to be as much as $273 million — $103 million to $108 million to the state’s general revenue budget alone — and the bulk of it is the cost of caring for those infants under Medicaid.
the same story may be found at the NYTImes site: Likely Increase in Births Has Some Lawmakers Revisiting Cuts but since I've already been warned once for something that was an error and not an intentional misuse of the forums, I thought putting this into the "Non-MSM" category would be safer.