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Public Facilities and Employees Restriction

Texas prohibits school districts and local health departments, hospitals, health-care systems, universities, or nonprofit organizations that contract with school districts from receiving state grants if they offer reproductive services, contraceptive services, counseling, or referrals.

H.B. 281, 81st Leg., Reg. Sess. (Tex 2009).

No public funds shall be used to pay the direct or indirect costs, including overhead, rent, phones, and utilities, of abortion services provided by contractors of the Department of State Health Services. H.B. 1, 80th Leg., Reg. Sess. (Tex. 2007).

In 2005, Texas passed a law that prohibits the Department of Human Services and its employees from using funds allocated to a five-year demonstration project designed to expand preventive medical assistance and family-planning services for women to provide abortion care.  For the purpose of the demonstration project, the Department of Human Services may not contract with entities that provide abortion care or are affiliated with entities that provide abortion care.

Tex. CODE Ann. ch. 816 § 1 (2005)

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