FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Laurie Felker Jones
July 28, 2015512-554-6219
MISLEADING CAMPAIGN HURTS WOMEN
Gov. Abbott, Lt. Gov. Patrick, Senator Schwertner aim to further deny services
AUSTIN, TX - Tomorrow, Wednesday, July 29th at 9am, the Senate Health & Human Services Committee (HHS) will convene a hearing to address the "business and practices and regulatory structure of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas."
Annie’s List Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin issued the following statement:
“Make no mistake, this latest attack on Planned Parenthood is about denying women access to health services by any means necessary: through lies, deception, a smear campaign and, now, a sham hearing led by some of Texas’ most extreme politicians.”
Woods Martin continued, “Those leading the charge in Texas are so extreme that just a few months ago they proudly denied breast and cervical cancer screenings to thousands of Texas women who turn to Planned Parenthood for high-quality healthcare. Texas women know that at the heart of this ‘debate’ are the lives of our fellow college students, moms, sisters, daughters, friends and neighbors.”
Woods Martin concluded, “When moderate Texans stay home on Election Day, or tune out what’s happening in the news, even moderate lawmakers are overrun by their extremist counterparts, who spend our tax dollars on witch hunts and Kangaroo Courts - political grandstanding which has real consequences for Texas women. If there’s good news, it’s that the 99% of voters who plan their families could not have a clearer choice come November: those who stand with - or staunchly against - our mainstream values.”
Annie’s List is a statewide political organization dedicated to changing the face of power in Texas politics by recruiting, training, supporting and electing progressive women to public office. Since its founding in 2003, Annie’s List has contributed over $4 million, trained thousands of women and helped elect 23 progressive women to office.
Pol adv paid for by River Oaks Area Democratic Women PAC
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