When lawmakers attack reproductive rights, they are also attacking healthcare rights. Bad laws passed by idealogical politicians have led to the closure of health facilities around the state which has likely contributed to an increase in maternal mortality rates. This is unacceptable. The Texas Legislature and our state government need to keep out of these matters. While the General Land Office does not deal directly with reproductive rights, we are all impacted when bad laws impact the health and safety of any Texan. I will be a strong ally on this issue.