Texas: Turning Lies into Bad Medicine Laws

Texas is one of the worst states in the country when it comes to enacting abortion restrictions that flout the facts and conflict with scientific evidence. In fact, a recent analysis by the National Partnership for Women & Families and the Texas Freedom Network Education Fund found that at least 70 percent of the abortion restrictions pending in the Texas legislature in 2017 are based on lies about abortion, the trusted health care professionals who provide abortion care, and the women who seek it.

Texas Awareness Campaign

The Texas Freedom Network Education Fund joined with the National Partnership to launch a new campaign to show Texas politicians that when they lie, we’re going to call them out. The campaign includes a series of digital ads on major media outlets as well as on social media platforms, and will extend beyond the current legislative session.

Everything's Bigger in Texas
According to a new finding by the Guttmacher Institute, Texas is tied for #1 in the country for turning lies into anti-abortion laws. Texas legislators enact restriction after restriction, trying to prevent a woman from getting abortion care even when that means lying to her, delaying her care, requiring unnecessary tests, making care more expensive, and shutting down reproductive health clinics.

Texas politicians should be ashamed, but instead they continue to peddle lies, ignore science, and undermine the practice of medicine, all in an effort to push health care out of reach. Learn more — and get involved — at lies.tfn.org.

A Laboratory for Bad Ideas
Texas has become a laboratory for bad ideas when it comes to LGBTQ equality and reproductive rights.

The state’s politicians aren’t just turning lies into anti-abortion laws. They’re also using lies to push laws that discriminate against transgender Texans.

We must be united against those that try to shame, pressure, and punish us by trying to control our bodies. Politicians need to know that when they lie, we’re going to be here — together — to call them out. Learn more about how discriminatory “bathroom” policies are based on lies at laws.tfn.org.

Watch the Campaign Press Conference

Bad Medicine: Texas Edition

For years, Texas politicians have based extreme anti-abortion laws on lies and misinformation. These Bad Medicine laws interfere with the practice of medicine, undermine women’s health and push care further out of reach.

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Watch the Texas People’s Hearing

Anti-abortion lawmakers in Texas refuse even to hear from real experts about the serious consequences of Bad Medicine laws. We’re fighting back. On March 3, 2017, policy and health experts and health care providers gathered at the Texas State Capitol to share the facts behind these harmful laws — and demonstrate what an evidence-based hearing should look like.

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