Abortion Alternatives, by the Numbers

A financial comparison of TPCN and more traditional women's health care providers


Texas Pregnancy Care Network

Fiscal Year 2006, partial (March 16-Aug. 31)

State money received: $638,000

State money spent (operations and services): $212,000

Funds remaining (no accounting available): $426,000

Funds allocated for direct client services: $131,000

Funds reported spent on direct client services: $50.98

Number of pregnant clients served: 11

Estimated cost per client: $58,000

Fiscal Year 2007, partial (Sept. 1-Dec. 31)

State money received: $1.1 million

State money anticipated (total, FY 07): $2.5 million


Women's Health-Care Centers

Fiscal Year 2006

Potential health-care funds diverted to Alternatives to Abortion: $2.5 million

Potential number of women served, well- women checks and other services: 8,500*

Prorated at $638,000 (25%): 2,169

Estimated cost per client: $294

Fiscal Year 2007

Health-care funds to be diverted: $2.5 million

Number of women denied medical services: 8,500*

Estimated cost per client: $294


* Source: Texas Department of State Health Services

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