Press Release: Concerned Women for America of Texas Supports Policies Which Protect Privacy of Women and Children – Responds to Press Release

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Austin, TX – Concerned Women for America State Director Dana Hodges responds to a recent Texas Association of Business (TAB) press release which was in opposition to a potential safety and privacy bill in the Texas Legislature:

“Is money more important than personal safety and liberties? The Texas Association of Business (TAB) now appears to place profit over the safety of women and children. This week, TAB released a ‘study’ which purports that the State of Texas stands to potentially lose revenue if legislation is passed that would protect each citizen’s religious liberties and provide protection for women and children in public bathrooms and locker room facilities. However, their study seems to be based on supposition and lacking in real dollars-and-cents data.

TAB is swimming against the tide of public opinion on this. Proof can be found in the fact that the City of Houston, which has a majority liberal population, voted just last year by a margin of 61 percent to defeat an ordinance that would have forced genderless bathrooms to be the norm. Clearly public opinion in the state is on the side of keeping gendered public bathroom facilities as they have been for decades.

TAB must have also failed to notice the numerous cases, almost weekly, of sexual predators utilizing public bathrooms and locker rooms to harm women and children. This is fast becoming an epidemic.

As the leader of the state’s largest women’s public policy advocacy group, I am constantly being asked by mothers and grandmothers to fight for legislation that will protect their privacy, and I intend to do just that. It is time for the Texas Association of Business to listen to the women of Texas when we say “NO!” to men in women’s restrooms.”


As Election Day Approaches, Do You Have Questions?

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Dear CWA of Texas Friend,

 As Election Day approaches, do you have questions?  How will you decide?

Did you know that the 2016 Republican National Party platform says this on Page 24: “We respect the states’ authority and flexibility to exclude abortion providers from federal programs such as Medicaid and other health care and family planning programs so long as they continue to perform or refer for elective abortions or sell the body parts of aborted children.

Did you know that the 2016 Democratic National Party platform says this on Page 34: “We will fight Republican efforts to roll back the clock on women’s health and reproductive rights, and stand up for Planned Parenthood.”

Did you know that the 2016 Democratic National Party platform says this on Page 46: “Democrats believe that LBGT rights are human rights and that American foreign policy should advance the ability of all persons to live with dignity, security, and respect, regardless of who they are or who they love.

Did you know that the 2016 Republican National Party platform says this on Page 31: “Our laws and our government’s regulations should recognize marriage as the union of one man and one woman and actively promote married family life as the basis of a stable and prosperous society.

No?  Then you need to read CWA’s 2016 Party Platform Comparison.  Fourteen issues are compared: Sanctity of Life; Gender; Education; Freedom of Religion; National Sovereignty; Israel; Military; Immigration; Gun Control; Health Care; Fiscal Responsibility; Environment; Criminal Justice and Anti-Trafficking; and Election and Campaign Laws.  You and your friends should see first-hand the differences in the beliefs of each party before you vote.  Excerpts from 58 pages of Republican beliefs and 51 pages of Democratic beliefs have been condensed to seven to give you a glimpse of the heart of the two parties.

You can access this today on our website under “2016 Party Platform Comparison is Now Available!”  Click here to request printed copies.

Please first and foremost pray.  Pray for our great state and country.  May the Christians earnestly seek the Lord before November 8.

Please take action today.

  1. Ask your church if you can hand them out as people exit the sanctuary. Or, put them on an information table.  Yes, it is legal for churches to distribute this.  It will not affect their tax status because it presents information from both parties in a nonpartisan way.  After getting approval, contact us to let us know how many you would like.
  1. Donate to Concerned Women for America of Texas. Your gift will help put this comparison in the hands of hundreds of voters before November 8.  Your gift in any amount will educate the electorate.  Please send your tax-deductible donations to the address below, or, donate online through our website now!  Simply click on “DONATE TO YOUR STATE.”

Thank you in advance for considering this opportunity.


Ann Hettinger
State Director
Concerned Women for America of Texas
P.O. Box 1746
Rockwall, TX 75087

[email protected]

CWA and YWA Demand Respect for the Remains of Aborted Babies

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IMG_9964On Thursday, August 4, 2016, the Texas Department of State Health Services held a public hearing on their proposed rule changes to 25 Texas Administrative Code Chapter 1, Subchapter K §§1.132 – 1.137 concerning the method of disposal for abortion victims. Gov. Greg Abbot and the Department of State Health Services issued new rules on July 1 that would require any abortion provider to cremate or bury the bodies of unborn babies. In an outrage, pro-abortionists demanded a public hearing to oppose the implementation of the rules. Currently, the law allows for abortion victim remains to be disposed of like regular medical waste through sewers and landfills. Concerned Women for America (CWA) leaders had a strong representation at the hearing. Paula Moore, CWA of Texas Pro-Life Director, Cindy Asmussen, CWA of Texas Legislative Director, and Amanda Sanders, Young Women for America (YWA) Coordinator, testified at the hearing on behalf of the CWA of Texas, YWA and CWA Legislative Action Committee in support of the rule change. The room was filled with a strong presence of both pro-abortionists and pro-life advocates. Pro-lifers were well put-together and conducted themselves in a respectful, mature manner while pro-abortionists were sloppy and disrespectful during all pro-life remarks. The true colors of each side were shown. CWA and YWA of Texas leaders will be watching the progression of these rule changes and continue to speak up for the dignity of human life.


“A Woman’s Right to Know” Revision Is Underway – CWA of Texas Encourages You to Comment – July 29 Deadline

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TX A Womans Right to KnowA woman seeking an abortion in Texas is required by law to receive a copy of “A Woman’s Right to Know” booklet before the procedure is performed.  This booklet, published by the Texas Department of State Health Services, provides general information for the patient about pregnancy, abortion procedures and health care choices and applicable state laws.  That booklet is under revision, and the public is invited to comment.  You have the opportunity to read the material and make your comments available to State Health Services.  The process is explained below.  The following has been released by the Department for your convenience.

Draft version of “A Woman’s Right to Know” (2.3 mb, PDF)

The draft version of “A Woman’s Right to Know” was published online June 28, 2016. Proposed revisions are available for stakeholder comment for 30 calendar days after posting. Comments provided by stakeholders that pertain to the proposed revisions will be considered. Revisions to the booklet will be guided by peer-reviewed scientific and medical literature, resources from professional medical organizations, and government health sources.

Comments should be emailed to [email protected] comment by Friday, July 29, 2016.

At the conclusion of the 30 days comment period and the final review process, the revised edition of the booklet will be announced through the stakeholder email distribution list and on the website. The revised edition of the booklet will be posted to the DSHS Woman’s Right To Know website and will be made available in print in English and in Spanish.

Supreme Court Disregards Women’s Health, Imposes Its Preference Over Texas

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CWALAC_MediaStatementWashington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a (5-3) ruling in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, the case challenging a law requiring abortion clinics to meet the building standards of ambulatory surgery centers and that abortionists maintain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Penny Nance, CEO & President of Concerned Women for America (CWA), had this to say:

This decision represents a great setback for woman’s health and safety. For that is what this case was about, not abortion. Women’s health and safety are a top priority for the thousands of women I represent at Concerned Women for America, and they fought hard to enact this basic commonsense legislation.

The Supreme Court dishonors that commitment today by imposing its policy preferences over the women of Texas.

It is simply a complete fabrication to say that the Constitution somehow demands that these laws be struck down.

Worse, the outcome of this case represents what we have known for a while now, that we have a deep problem of judicial activism. Eight unelected Justices sitting 1,500 miles away should not have the constitutional authority to second guess the policy choices of the women of Texas.

The justices created and self-defined this extra-constitutional “undue burden” to advance their political ideology and, in doing so, just five justices are able to halt the efforts of a whole state to protect its citizens.

This reminds us once again that the types of justices we appoint to the Supreme Court make the decisions that, unfortunately, affect every area of our lives, and we must fight for men and women who respect the law and the Constitution instead of liberals wanting to advance an agenda.

For an interview with Penny Nance contact Janae Stracke at [email protected] or 712-269-1724.