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PDittie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-11-06 06:11 PM
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"Texas women have someone they can trust"
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When Texas Democratic women help choose our next nominee for governor, we need to know we can trust that the nominee will not just say the right things about a woman's right to choose, but will also do the right things. We need to know that we can trust him to fight for our rights when the pressure's on. Both of the top Democrats running for governor say they're pro-choice, but only one of them has faithfully stood by us in our political fights, and that is Chris Bell.

The other Democratic candidate, Bob Gammage, said he was pro-choice when he filed for governor, but when he had to choose between placating anti-choicers and sticking up for his beliefs in Congress, Bob abandoned us. Bob was on the anti-choice side of just about every vote on reproductive rights when he was in Congress. The votes may have been taken a long time ago but its the most recent and telling legislative experience he offers for this office. We cant trust Bob Gammage to take the heat and fight for our rights.

Luckily, Texas women do have someone they can trust. Chris Bell not only says he's pro-choice, he voted pro-choice, even receiving a perfect, 100% rating from NARAL and Planned Parenthood Action Fund for his pro-choice votes. And now Chris Bell is making the prevention of unwanted pregnancies and the reduction of the teen pregnancy rate a major part of his common-sense, common-ground "Pact with Parents" that shows Texas that Democrats are ready to lead again.

As we rescue Texas from the Rick Perry administration and help lead our party back into power, women in this state should insist upon leaders who will do more than say the right things about choice. We need leaders who have earned our trust. Chris Bell has done this, and that's why we're supporting him for governor and asking you to do the same.


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