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Price check: Texas special session versus condoms, birth control pills or sexual health educators

By W. Gardner Selby
Published on Wednesday, July 3rd, 2013 at 3:06 p.m.

Sarah Ponder, among thousands of people who rallied this week against the abortion regulation measure sought by Republicans including Gov. Rick Perry, toted a big price comparison.

Ponder's sign at a rally outside the Texas Capitol: "$800,000: 1.6 million condoms, 90K months of the pill, 20 full-time sexual health educators or 1 medically unnecessary & hypocritical special session."

Her point: Instead of spending about $800,000 on the latest special session, which began this week, Texas could pay for other relevant items.

Truth-O-Meter says... Mostly True.

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Researchers: Sue Owen

Names in this article: Wendy Davis, Jodie Laubenberg, Jerry Patterson, Rick Perry, Sarah Ponder

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