Texas AG Paxton Misuses Health Crisis to Push Anti-Abortion Agendaby
TFN President: Reproductive Health Care Is Essential Health Care
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Texas Freedom Network President Kathy Miller has the following statement on Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton essentially threatening abortion providers with fines and jail time if they provide abortion services following Gov. Abbott’s executive order temporarily barring elective surgeries and procedures:
“It’s completely unsurprising to see this attorney general use any excuse to push his ideological agenda. But the truth is reproductive health care is essential health care. There are many reasons women decide to have an abortion in the already limited time window state law allows, and a delay means denying them the constitutional right to make those decisions in a safe, timely manner with the help of their doctors.”
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