AT&T Funding Texas Abortion Ban!
Speak out against the Texas abortion ban and pledge to STOP funding anti-abortion politicians once and for all.
Why is this important?
This is a red alert from Texas. The Texas legislature is about to pass one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the country. And AT&T is funding the politicians pushing this dangerous bill!
HB1515 is perhaps the most far-reaching anti-abortion bill ever. The bill would essentially ban abortion by restricting abortion after six weeks, before many people even know they are pregnant. But that's not all.
HB1515 also gives private citizens, including rapists and abusive partners, the power to enforce the ban by suing their victim’s doctor. In fact, under HB1515, anyone who “aids or abets” an abortion could face legal consequences, including a friend or family member who gives a woman a ride to a clinic.
What happens in Texas does not stay in Texas when it comes to abortion restrictions. Anti-abortion extremists are keenly watching how this bill moves in Texas as a test run for similar bills in other states.
How do these extreme laws keep getting introduced and passed? Mega-corporations like AT&T, which is headquartered in Dallas, Texas, hold massive power and fund anti-woman candidates. The #ReproReceipts compiled by UltraViolet show that AT&T has given tens of thousands of dollars to sponsors of this bill like state representative Jeff Leach. AT&T gave Representative Leach $15,000 in 2020. That is big bucks in a state-level race and often can make a difference between a candidate winning or losing. In fact, AT&T supported 4 of the 5 primary sponsors of HB 1515 in 2020, according to internal UltraViolet research.
If AT&T feels consumer heat for funding the politicians behind this law, we might be able to force AT&T to speak out against the law and stop funding the extremist politicians behind it.
AT&T: Speak out against the dangerous HB1515 and pledge to STOP funding anti-abortion politicians once and for all.