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Greg Abbott, We’re Not Impressed: 10 Things To Know

Republican Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott is running against Wendy Davis for governor in Texas. But we think there are a few things you might need to know about him first.

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2. Abbott Has A History Of Targeting Women’s Health Clinics.

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In 2010, a Grapevine women’s health clinic was selling IUDs imported from Canada. These IUDs were available in the US, but the the ones from Canada were cheaper. The clinic voluntarily stopped distributing the birth control devices, but Abbott went ahead and sued them anyway.

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4. Abbott Admitted Expensive Redistricting Was Done To Help Republicans.

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Abbott wrote in an official court filing that “redistricting decisions were designed to increase the Republican Party’s electoral prospects at the expense of the Democrats.” A federal appeals court found that the maps were drawn with the intent to discriminate against minority voters. Emphasis ours because REALLY?!

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In conclusion, if you're looking for a real fighter for Texas women and families to be the next governor of Texas, look no further than Wendy Davis. Her impressive record of championing equal pay for women, vital education funding, and voting rights shows her deep commitment to giving all Texans a fair shot. Wendy began working at 14 to help her single mother and three siblings, and her story reflects what's best about Texas: hard work, grit, determination, and opportunity. The EMILY's List community of more than two million members is eager to lace up our sneakers and help this passionate and steadfast leader become Texas' next governor.

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