POSTED: Friday, September 16, 2011 - 7:09pm
UPDATED: Monday, September 19, 2011 - 11:31am
MCALLEN- Dozens of supporters lined the streets in front of the Planned Parenthood headquarters in McAllen protesting the state's decision to cut preventative healthcare for women across the state.
15,000 women will be affected in the upper valley. Close to 300,000 will lose a number of services across the state.
the center will still provide discounted fees and free birth control for women who qualify. By the end of the month, clinics in Rio Grande City, Progreso, San Carlos and Mission will be forced to close. Planned Parenthood calls the cuts unfair and devastating.
Planned Parenthood fought the budget battle as long as they could and even though they were forced to make difficult decisions about the operations, they insist they'll still be around.