The U.S. Supreme Court made American women second-class citizens with its Roe v. Wade ruling


I am appalled at the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling that overturns the Court’s previous Roe v. Wade decision.

As a father of two daughters and as a public servant who believes in women’s right to choose, I am disappointed and angry at the Supreme Court’s decision.

This ruling allows our state to interfere in a woman’s private health care, something our government has no business being involved in. Healthcare decisions are personal and should be made only by the woman herself with the advice of her physician. Now we have our state bureaucracy in the exam room with every woman in our state.

Sadly, I remember the extreme measures women used to go through to end a pregnancy, including using wire hangers. How can this country go backwards like this?

And unfortunately the Court may be looking at interfering with other reproductive health care, such as birth control and in-vitro fertilization.

My daughters’ generation doesn’t know a time when a woman’s body wasn’t considered her own. It allowed them to be empowered and to make decisions that were best for themselves. Tragically, the next generation of women are not going to know that right.

We must take a stand and continue fighting for women’s freedom. I pledge to do all I can in the Texas Senate to protect our daughters, mothers, sisters and all women who call Texas home.