Gov Rick Perry, Lt Gov David Dewhurst & the Texas Republican Party: Do not attempt to pass SB 5 again!
"It seems to me that some of the Texas lawmakers treat cows better than they want to treat women. I grew up with cattle. If you have a pregnant cow that starts walking funny or looks sick, you get her seen by a vet. If the vet determines that the calf is dead, you make sure to get it out of there. Not doing so will most likely cause a severe infection which may render the cow infertile if not cause her death. SB5 would reduce a woman's access to this life-giving medical procedure, in an inexpensive treatment setting apart from expensive hospitalization, from a total of 42 clinics, down to 5, across the state of Texas." ~ Jackie G.If SB 5 passes, Texas cattle will enjoy better, more affordable, more easily accessible , and more medically sound pre-natal care than Texas women. How can you knowingly allow denial of necessary medical care to be written into law? Furthermore, polls show that "71 percent [think] that the Governor and legislature should be more focused on the economy and jobs.... Overall, only 34 percent trust the Governor and the legislature to make decisions about women's healthcare," so we are not alone, not by far. You, however, are in the distinct minority.
Stop making war on the half of the human race that gave birth to you and find your heart instead.
Do not attempt to pass SB 5 again. I'm on this one, and I'm not going to rest until you hear from all the women you are attempting to subjugate, as well as the men in their lives, and their adult children. Quit making war on the half of the human race that gave birth to you and find your heart instead. Please.
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