Allred Statement on Supreme Court of Texas Blocking Emergency Abortion Care for Kate Cox

Dallas, TX — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on the Supreme Court of Texas barring Dallas-area resident Kate Cox from receiving emergency abortion care after she was granted an exemption from a Travis County judge:

“To force someone to carry out a nonviable pregnancy — at risk to her own life — is unthinkably cruel and barbaric. These extreme abortion bans are life-threatening. Texas women deserve freedom, not subjugation.

“Extreme politicians like Ted Cruz have failed Texas women, and that’s why Texas voters will reject his dangerous extremism next November.”

In addition to supporting Texas’ deadly abortion ban, one of the most extreme in the nation, Cruz is the author of the extreme national abortion ban proposal, which would take the blueprint for Texas’ statewide ban and force it upon every woman in America – making it impossible for his own constituents to even flee Texas to get the reproductive care they need in another state.

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