Rick Perry has served as the governor of Texas for nearly eleven years—and in that time, he has deliberately and systematically bankrupted state-provided healthcare for low income and uninsured women. In this week’s installment of Nation Conversations, associate editor Liliana Segura and Austin Chronicle staff writer Jordan Smith discuss Perry’s perverse alliance with anti-abortion activists, and explain how a political war against Planned Parenthood has compelled Perry’s administration to divert $31 million in federal money from preventative services, including HIV testing and cervical cancer exams. You can read Jordan’s recent expose on Perry’s “war on women” here.
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