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Yvonne Gutierrez

Executive director, Planned Parenthood Texas Votes

Yvonne Gutierrez is the executive director of Planned Parenthood Texas Votes, a statewide policy, advocacy and political arm of Planned Parenthood in Texas. Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas operate 34 health centers and serve nearly 115,000 patients each year.

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Texas voters can protect reproductive health care

To be a woman in Texas is to have your autonomy, your health and your well-being constantly under attack by the so-called leaders entrusted with serving you. Extreme politicians love to proclaim a concern for women when they are promoting more bills to restrict access to abortion, while bypassing opportunities to truly serve their best interests.

Texans suffer under continued attacks on women’s health funding

Years of hostile policies have already left tens of thousands of Texas women without access to cancer screenings, birth control, HIV tests and other preventive care. It’s time for politicians to get serious about helping Texans access quality, affordable health care and allow Planned Parenthood health centers to fully participate in Texas’ health safety net.