That has Democrats and advocates for the poor howling that it could mean that more than 200,000 people would be turned away from the program if food prices rise as expected.

On a state and federal level, conservative legislators are aggressively pursuing policies that reduce abortion rights and access for low-income and at-risk women, while simultaneously cutting much-needed aid and health care once these women give birth.

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