Reproductive Freedom

I trust women to make their own health care decisions.

All Texans deserve the freedom to make their own decisions about their own bodies, their own health care, and their own future. We deserve the freedom to decide if, when, and with whom to start a family.

But Greg Abbott believes that the government has the right to upend these freedoms, control women’s bodies, and strip women of their personal autonomy. At the same time that he starves the Texas foster care system, maternal health care, and social safety net programs, he has led the most extreme attack on reproductive health care in the entire nation. It couldn’t be more clear that this isn’t about life; it’s about controlling women.

I will trust Texas women to make their own health care decisions.

Texas has already lost half of its women’s health clinics in the past decade, making it harder and harder to receive a cervical cancer screening or family planning help of any kind. As a result, Texas leads the nation in repeat teen pregnancies and our maternal mortality rate is worse than that of Tajikistan, Iran, and Saudi Arabia. And now, Abbott’s near-total ban on abortion will only make it harder for women to receive the care they need.

This ends when I’m governor. I will trust Texas women to make their own health care decisions.

In addition to restoring women’s freedom to choose, we will fully fund family planning services and launch an aggressive initiative to combat this state’s maternal mortality crisis, including by expanding Medicaid eligibility to help more women see a doctor and by increasing Medicaid coverage for pregnant women to at least one year postpartum.

Issues

  1. Power Grid & Energy Bills
  2. Property Taxes
  3. World-Class Schools
  4. High-Paying Jobs
  5. Health Care
  6. Reproductive Freedom
  7. Rural Investment
  8. Voting Rights
  9. Energy Leadership
  10. Gun Safety
  11. Public Safety & Criminal Justice
  12. Marijuana Legalization
  13. Border & Immigration
  14. Veterans
  15. Disability Rights