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Major Statewide Advertising, Public Education Campaign Targets Lies Behind Anti-Abortion Laws in TexasShare
Texas Freedom Network Education Fund’s Campaign Follows Report Showing Texas Tops the Nation in Anti-Abortion Laws That Conflict with Established Science
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE May 11, 2017
The Texas Freedom Network Education Fund today launched a major statewide advertising and public education campaign targeting the state’s ranking as worst in the nation for anti-abortion laws that contradict established scientific and medical evidence.
“This campaign is about making sure Texans know that too many lawmakers have lied to them over and over again in an effort to shame and punish women who seek an abortion,” said Kathy Miller, president of the TFN Education Fund. “In fact, legislators this year are continuing to ignore or twist scientific and medical evidence so they can pass more laws to shut down clinics and keep women from making their own health care decisions.”
The Lies into Laws campaign’s launch comes two days after the release of a report (available at gu.tt/FloutingFacts) from the Guttmacher Institute showing that Texas and Kansas top all 50 states in the number of major anti-abortion restrictions not based on rigorous science. These laws include unwarranted and costly burdens on abortion clinics and doctors… Read More
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.”
The Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of religious and community leaders who support religious freedom, individual liberties and public education.… Read More