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Allred Releases Statement on Texas Municipalities Rejecting Extremist Anti-Abortion Measures

Dallas — Today, Congressman Colin Allred released the following statement on two Texas municipalities – Mason County on Monday and Chandler yesterday – voting against instating ordinances that would make it illegal to drive through the jurisdiction for the purpose of traveling out of state for abortion care:

“Women should have the freedom to make their own decisions about their bodies and their health. Prohibiting a woman from fleeing the state in order to receive the health care she needs would be unconscionable. It’s not surprising to see Texans across the state reject these extremist anti-abortion measures that would criminalize women just for trying to leave Texas to receive necessary abortion care.

“Ted Cruz wants to ban abortion nationwide – an extremist position that’s against the beliefs of the vast majority of Texans. When I’m in the Senate, I will continue to fight to codify Roe v. Wade and ensure that all Texas women can get the health care they need – not in New Mexico or Colorado, but here at home.”

About Congressman Colin Allred: Born and raised in Dallas by a single mom, Colin Allred started his journey as a standout high school athlete in Dallas ISD before playing football at Baylor University thanks to a full-ride scholarship. He played five seasons in the NFL as a linebacker before going to law school to be a civil rights attorney. He now represents the 32nd Congressional District of Texas and is currently serving his third term. He lives in Dallas with his wife Aly and his two sons Jordan and Cameron.

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