AUSTIN, TX – Today the Huffington Post reported the appearance of life-sized posters, depicting Senator Davis’ head on a nearly naked Barbie doll. (LINK)
Statement from Tanene Allison, communications director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes:
“Texas women have had enough of the degrading, offensive, and mean spirited messaging that continues to be used to attack female candidates this election cycle. It is the women of Texas, and the issues that most matter to them, that will decide this election. Every single Texan, and candidate, should denounce these disgusting and deplorable posters. The women of Texas are watching, and we are ready to demand leadership that respects us.”
In March, Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas announced the launch of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, a statewide advocacy organization that will engage supporters of women’s health across the state to fight to protect and expand women’s access to health care. PPTV has also formed a state PAC to educate Texans about what’s at stake for women at the ballot box in 2014 and beyond.
The formation of this new organization comes at a time when the stakes for women and their access to safe, legal abortion and basic health care like cancer screenings and birth control could not be higher.