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Interview: Pam Belluck

How have cuts to family planning budgets impacted other states?

Need to Know anchor Scott Simon sits down with New York Times Health and Science writer Pam Belluck to determine whether the kinds of austere measures taken in Texas are happening in other parts of the country, including the Northeast.

“Texas is experiencing by far the most dramatic effects of this kind of change— partly because its so big, there’s so much money involved,” Belluck said. “And because it has such far flung rural areas where slashing the family planning budget by two-thirds can really mean, as your piece shows, the closure of clinics.”

Read Pam Belluck’s reporting in The New York Times.

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