Texas has one of the highest rates of maternal mortality in the developed world. Being home to the world’s most prestigious Medical Center, this is unacceptable. We must ensure that women have access to affordable and quality healthcare, which includes the right to choose, access to birth control and emergency contraception. I stand behind Planned Parenthood, not only because it provides these services, but several others including testing and treating sexually transmitted infections, pap smears, cancer screenings and wellness exams for both women and men.
I believe that a woman’s healthcare decisions should only be between her and her doctor, PERIOD.