Written by Sallie M., a Republican voter and supporter of Planned Parenthood
I am a proud Texan. A proud woman. A proud member of Republican Majority for Choice. And a proud supporter of Planned Parenthood.
We all know that a womanâ€™s health care choices are incredibly personal. When we visit a doctor or are faced with tough decisions that directly impact our families and our health, it is not political. The government should stay out of our private health care decisions.
I know that health care decisions are best left to a woman, her family, her doctor, and her God â€“ not politicians.
Texas women like our independence, including our independent thinking, and we donâ€™t appreciate politicians or political groups forcing their beliefs on us.
Iâ€™m writing you today because itâ€™s time voices like ours are heard; and because a new group that claims to represent womenÂ like me is spreading inaccurate information about the state of womenâ€™s health in Texas. Factual information is critical to make good decisions.
Texas women are facing a health care disaster at the hands of a small group of politicians who are trying to impose their beliefs on all Texans. I am a proud Republican woman, and those politicians and groups donâ€™t represent me.
I support Planned Parenthood â€” an organization that in Texas was started by Republicans â€” because I know that my health care is personal and private. It is time Texas women joined together â€” whether red, blue, purple or independent â€” and remind our elected officials that womenâ€™s health should NOT be used for political purposes.