Judy Norsigian on PBS “Need to Know”: Women’s Health in Texas

By Kiki |

As attacks on women’s access to reproductive health care continue, some states are slashing their budgets for family planning clinics.  The PBS news show “Need To Know” examines the effects of these cuts on women in Texas.

The episode features Our Bodies Ourselves Executive Director Judy Norsigian, who offers an historical perspective of the fight for women’s reproductive freedom.

The episode airs today and tomorrow on various PBS stations. Click here to find your local station and air times. Here’s the full summary:

Need to Know examines how the Texas legislature has slashed funding to family planning programs because conservative lawmakers believe these programs may encourage women to get abortions.

Anchor Scott Simon interviews Pam Belluck, a health and science writer for The New York Times, who looks at what’s happening to these programs in other states.

And from “American Voices,” Judy Norsigian, one of the authors of “Our Bodies, Ourselves,” provides an historical account of women’s health policy debates over the past 40 years.

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  1. Neel Joshi says:

    I just recently read an article on Yahoo! that all of the funding that Texas cut limiting access to contraception is backfiring in a huge way, costing taxpayers many times over due to the increase in unplanned pregnancies. I suppose this should come as no surprise, but for some people, it takes getting slapped in the face with data to come to a commonsense realization.