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3:52 pm
Thu March 20, 2014

Planned Parenthood Eyes Texas Election

The advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood is launching a new political action fund to influence the 2014 election in Texas, hoping to build on their success shaping the Virginia governor's race.

Cecile Richards, president of the Planned Parenthood Votes, told The Associated Press the group hopes to fight what it sees as an unprecedented attack women's rights, including whether to have an abortion. Richards is the daughter of the last Democratic governor of Texas, Ann Richards, who stepped down in 1994.

Abortion rights will play a major role in the 2014 Texas governor's race. Republican Greg Abbott opposes abortions in all instances except when the life of the mother is in danger. Democrat Wendy Davis filibustered a law that imposed strict regulations on abortion.

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