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June 26, 2013 / Press Releases

At Taxpayers’ Expense Gov. Perry Doubles Down on His Threats to Women’s Health

June 26, 2013

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WASHINGTON, DC — Statement from NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue on Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s calling another special session:

“Texas Gov. Rick Perry is clearly tone deaf to the thousands of concerned Texans who stayed up all night and inspired a national outcry for abortion rights. Despite the heroic efforts of pro-choice state senators led by sen. Wendy Davis and thousands of pro-choice activists, Gov. Perry has wasted no time in calling a special session to push through his extreme anti-choice agenda.

“He will now single-handedly put the people of Texas through another arduous special session to score a personal victory while tens of thousands of Texas women pay the price. His actions are a waste and a shame.

“NARAL Pro-Choice America members will hold Gov. Perry and his anti-choice allies accountable for their ill-advised agenda. We, along with our affiliate, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, will remain vigilant in the fight to keep meddling politicians out of our private health decisions.”

NARAL Pro-Choice America and its network of state affiliates are dedicated to protecting and expanding reproductive freedom for all Americans. NARAL works to guarantee that every woman has the right to make personal decisions regarding the full range of reproductive choices, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and choosing legal abortion. In recognition of its work defending our constitutional right to choose, Fortune Magazine described NARAL as “one of the top 10 advocacy groups in America.”


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