AUSTIN, TX â€“ Today Planned Parenthood Texas Votes announced our state endorsements for the 2014 election, including endorsements of Senators Davis and Van de Putte, and launched our Stop Greg Abbott campaign.
Statement from Yvonne Gutierrez, Executive Director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes:
â€œThis election could not be more important for Texas women. On one side, we have candidates who have created a historic health care disaster for women, the worst in the country, on their quest to impose their beliefs on all Texans. On the other, we have candidates who are indeed champions for Texas families, who understand that the women of Texas need access to crucial health care and should be trusted to make their own personal medical decisions in consultation with their doctor, their families and their God.
Greg Abbott promises to make the health care disaster for Texas women even worse if he were to become governor. Abbott has worked to block women from receiving lifesaving preventive health care and to deny Texas women access to affordable birth control. He also wants to make abortion illegal, even in cases of rape, incest, or to protect the life of the woman. Texas doesnâ€™t need a governor who wants government to interfere in decisions best left to a woman, her family, and her doctor.
Between now and election day, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes will work around the clock to make sure that voters know where the candidates stand on womenâ€™s health. The women of Texas trust Planned Parenthood, and we will run a statewide field program and communicate with voters in every way possible to be sure they know what is at stake in this election.
You canâ€™t win in Texas by working against Texas women. The women of Texas â€“ and those who care about them â€“ are watching. They are fighting back. And they will vote.â€
The online home for Stop Greg Abbott can be viewed here: http://stopgregabbott.org
The full list of PPTV endorsed candidates can be found here: http://pptexasvotes.org/planned-parenthood-texas-votes-announces-2014-endorsements/