I’m a 70-year-old native Texan, direct descendant of Sam Houston, mother, grandmother, caregiver of the father of my daughters — my companion for almost 45 years — and a military veteran of the Vietnam-era physician draft. I’ve been abandoned by the state of Texas in all the roles of my life. (...) Texas has failed to protect me and my family. (...)

The action of the 2021 Texas legislature (...) (is) of greatest offense to me as a woman, a mother of reproductive daughters and a grandmother. (SB8, referred to as the ) “abortion bounty hunter” (law,) is now a legislature-legitimized, stranger-on-stranger, legally condoned activity. 

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