Texas women are facing a health care disaster at the hands of a small group of politicians, led by Greg Abbott. This isnâ€™t just about the election â€” itâ€™s about standing up for ourselves and our families. Itâ€™s about showing the politicians who have targeted womenâ€™s health and hurt Texas women and families that we wonâ€™t back down.
Greg Abbott and his Posseâ€™s agenda have already caused so much damage, and women have paid the price. Years of these policies have caused numerous abortion providers to close, leaving women without meaningful access to abortion in vast parts of the state, such as the Rio Grande Valley. More than 70 family planning health centers have closed or stopped providing family planning services. Thousands of women lost access to health care after the state banned Planned Parenthood from the Texas Womenâ€™s Health Program â€” this is on top of 155,000 women who lost access to care due to the legislatureâ€™s cruel and dangerous budget cuts. All across Texas, women are just flat-out going without care.
These relentless attacks against Texas women are far out of step with views of the majority of Texans. If Texans showed America one thing during the historic protests last summer, we demonstrated that Texans value womenâ€™s health. We also showed how powerful we can be when we speak with one voice.
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC is leading the effort to fight back to engage supporters of womenâ€™s health across the state to fight to protect and expand womenâ€™s access to health care. Just as women trust Planned Parenthood health centers when it comes to their medical care, they trust Planned Parenthood advocacy and political organizations when we speak out about the policies and politicians that challenge or support our access to health care.
Planned Parenthood Texas Votes PAC will make sure that every single elected official in Texas hears one message loud and clear: The rights of women arenâ€™t negotiable and our health care isnâ€™t a political bargaining chip. We will also make sure that every candidate running for office knows that you canâ€™t win in Texas by working against Texas women. Texas women â€” and all Texans who care about womenâ€™s health â€” are watching.
We are fighting back. And we are voting.