This abortion ban — part of the Republican plan to make reproductive health care completely out-of-reach — is devastating, which is why companies that backed the lawmakers responsible for this cannot be permitted to bury their heads in the sand. — Cecile Richards, a co-chair of American Bridge and former president of Planned Parenthood
This abortion ban — part of the Republican plan to make reproductive health care completely out-of-reach — is devastating, which is why companies that backed the lawmakers responsible for this cannot be permitted to bury their heads in the sand. — Cecile Richards, a co-chair of American Bridge and former president of Planned Parenthood

By funding politicians that have made clear their disdain for reproductive freedom, corporations are giving lawmakers across the country the green light to ban essential health services while giving lip service to ‘equity’ and ‘empowerment.’ — Cecile Richards, a co-chair of American Bridge and former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America
By funding politicians that have made clear their disdain for reproductive freedom, corporations are giving lawmakers across the country the green light to ban essential health services while giving lip service to ‘equity’ and ‘empowerment.’ — Cecile Richards, a co-chair of American Bridge and former president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America

Democratic super PAC launches campaign blasting AT&T for donating to lawmakers who sponsored Texas abortion bill
  • Democratic super PAC American Bridge is taking aim at AT&T for financing the campaigns of lawmakers who sponsored Texas’ strict new abortion law.
  • The PAC, which is headed in part by a former president of Planned Parenthood, will be running ads in the digital version of The Dallas Morning News starting Tuesday.
  • American Bridge also intends to launch a TV ad soon and is expecting to start a similar ad campaign in Florida, where GOP lawmakers are pushing a bill that mirrors the Texas law.
“AT&T helped fund the anti-abortion politicians who wrote the dangerous law,” says a copy of the digital ad set to be placed with the online version of The Dallas Morning News. A picture of Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott is depicted on screen.

The ad also calls on voters to “Tell @ATT to get #Offthebanwagon” and to urge the company to “stop funding anti-abortion extremists in Texas.” Abbott is up for reelection in 2022 and could end up facing Beto O’Rourke, who ran for the Democratic nomination in the 2020 cycle after narrowly losing to Republican Sen. Ted Cruz in the 2018 U.S. Senate race in Texas.

... “This abortion ban — part of the Republican plan to make reproductive health care completely out-of-reach — is devastating, which is why companies that backed the lawmakers responsible for this cannot be permitted to bury their heads in the sand,” Richards told CNBC in a statement.

“By funding politicians that have made clear their disdain for reproductive freedom, corporations are giving lawmakers across the country the green light to ban essential health services while giving lip service to ‘equity’ and ‘empowerment.’ We cannot let this go on, which is why it’s so important to call out their hypocrisy and stop them from continuing to harm people,” she said.
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