Austin, TX – Today, Annie’s List Interim Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin released the following statement responding to Attorney General Greg Abbott’s press conference on woman-owned businesses in Texas:
“Attorney General Greg Abbott may say he supports Texas women, but his record shows that’s just not the case. He pays women in his own office less than men who do the same work, and he wants to put the government between women and their own personal, healthcare decisions. We’ve heard time and time again Abbott will side with women across the state. It’s clear that’s just campaign rhetoric.
“Meanwhile, Attorney General Abbott continues to put special interests above the majority of Texans. He takes contributions from big corporations and then sides with them over Texas women and their families. Texans deserve better. As governor, Wendy Davis will continue fighting for all Texas women and families. That’s the kind of leadership our state needs.”