My name is Rene Resendez, I live in Odessa Texas and am a graduate student. I am also a Women’s Health Program enrollee. WHP has helped me not have to worry about finding money to pay for basic women’s healthcare services. I worry about cervical cancer since my mother had it when she was young. Thanks to WHP and Planned Parenthood I can get the medical care I need.
I am asking Governor Perry not to cover Crisis Pregnancy centers under WHP. These centers provide little more than a drugstore pregnancy test. At the same time, Rick Perry has also chosen to defund adequate providers of WHP like Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood provides women with basic women’s healthcare including but not limited to contraception and cancer screenings. Now he has chosen to tell me and Texan women that I can’t see Planned Parenthood for my cancer screenings, but I can go get a pregnancy test at a crisis pregnancy center. This doesn’t make sense. Stand with me and Texan women and sign and share this petition. A pregnancy test is not contraception, a pap smear, or medical care.