AUSTIN, TX — Greg Abbott just filed a memorandum with the U.S. Supreme Court in defense of HB2, calling the bill’s harm “an inconvenience, but still a manageable one.”
Statement from Planned Parenthood Texas Votes Executive Director Yvonne Gutierrez:
“Greg Abbott can not speak for women in crisis and say that robbing them of their constitutional rights is simply a manageable “inconvenience.” In today’s filing to the Supreme Court, Greg Abbott told the women living in the Rio Grande Valley that their need to travel over 300 miles, to find time off of work, child care, money for gas and a hotel room, is not a big enough “inconvenience” to matter to him or the state of Texas.
This insulting legal filing from Abbott shows once again how out of touch he is with Texas women and their livelihood. Greg Abbott has built his career around working against Texas women, and he poses a dangerous threat to our health and rights. Texas women will not accept this kind of blatant disrespect. And Texas women will make that known at the ballot box this November 4th.”