AUSTIN, Texas — Texas Democratic Party Co-Executive Director Hannah Roe Beck issued the following statement on Greg Abbott’s signing of HB 1280 today:
“With the signing of HB 1280, Greg Abbott has once again shown us who he truly is. This failed, flailing governor does not care about Texans, our rights, or our future. He is hellbent on pushing through shameful, horrific attacks on our most basic rights — from voting rights to abortion rights. HB 1280 is a heinous bill that would immediately ban all abortion in Texas in the event that Roe v. Wade is overturned by the Supreme Court. This legislation is nothing more than another attempt by Texas Republicans to control Texans and their bodies.
“Abbott has made his game clear: faced with increasing pressure from even more extremist primary opponents, Abbott will do anything to pander to an extreme-right base and hold onto a job he does not deserve.
“Abortion is a human right. Abortion is health care. There is nothing more disgusting than Republican lawmakers weaponizing abortion to distract from their own failures in government and their willful neglect for the people of Texas.
“Governor Abbott, Roe is the law of the land, and your hatred of Texans cannot change that. We are not going back.”