On Thursday, Texas Research Institute—Progress Texas’ research arm—joined Texans from across the state at the State Capitol to call on politicians to support policies that restore trust in Texans to make their own reproductive health care decisions, respect for health care professionals and access to abortion care.
Speaking at an event on the Capitol steps, Amy Hagstrom Miller, president of Whole Woman’s Health, explained: “Texans have endured tremendous political interference that has eroded access to quality healthcare across the state, all based on the lies of extremist politicians. We commit to change the conversation around abortion, reverse some of the most restrictive policies on reproductive healthcare and push for more proactive legislation that protects and preserves reproductive rights.”
Hundreds of advocates spent the day urging lawmakers to roll back the damage caused by anti-abortion and other laws that restrict access to the full range of reproductive health care in our state. But you don’t have to be in Austin to join the fight against radical politicians who use false pretenses to dismantle reproductive health care in Texas.
Kathy Miller, president of Texas Freedom Network, spoke at the advocacy day event and emphasized it part of the comprehensive, multi-year Trust. Respect. Access. campaign. “Our campaign isn’t just about the bills that legislators are considering this session,” Miller said. “Today, we are all committing to a long, sustained effort to roll back the reckless attacks on reproductive health care and restore trust in Texans to make our own decisions about whether and when to have children without the interference of meddling politicians.”
We'll be working on this issue—along with our partners at ACLU of Texas, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, Texas Freedom Network and Whole Woman's Health—throughout the state until our demands for trust, respect and access are met.
Take action on www.trustrespectaccess.org—a site built by Texas Research Institute—and download the digital advocacy kit to spread the word to your friends and family. Together, we can build a better Texas.