Report: Texas Worst in the Nation in Scientifically Unfounded Anti-Abortion Restrictions

by Dan Quinn

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 9, 2017

This morning the Guttmacher Institute released a report showing that Texas and Kansas top all 50 states in the number of anti-abortion restrictions that are premised on assertions not supported by rigorous scientific evidence.

Guttmacher’s press release is online here.

The article is online here.

Following is a statement from Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller:

“This study shows that the worst fears of women’s reproductive health care advocates were true. It’s appalling that Texas is the worst state in the country for using misinformation and outright lies to pass laws that close clinics and make it harder, and in some cases almost impossible, for women to access safe, legal abortion care. To change this, Texas voters must know what’s happening and hold lawmakers accountable for lying to them.”

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The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education.

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