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Saturday, May 27, 2017
Behind closed doors, Texas wingnuts strip funding for sex trafficking victims
In recent private negotiations between the Texas House and
Senate about which public programs to fund and how to fund them, state wingnuts opted to kill a $3 million initiative to rehabilitate victims
of sex trafficking.
That ended hopes from child welfare advocates that 2017
would be the first year in recent memory in which state wingnuts might
set aside funds specifically intended to help victims who were sold for
sex. Though Texas leaders often boast of their efforts to end human
trafficking, they have balked time and again at paying for victims’
services, despite findings that many had previous contact with the
state’s child welfare system.