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Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund

The Mission of the Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund is to foster and preserve a social
and political climate favorable to fulfilling our mission and providing reproductive health care and
education services, through public education, voter mobilization, legislative activity and such
political activities that are permissible for a tax exempt social welfare organization and a separate
segregated fund.  

The Action Fund (a separately incorporated, funded and operated entity) and its associated
political action committees (PACs) have been battling on the front lines on behalf of Texas
families for over a decade. Since our inception in 1992, we’ve spent hundreds of hours lobbying
legislators and have invested considerable resources to elect progressive leaders to fight for
accurate sex education and access to reproductive health services and abortion.  As the political
and advocacy arm of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, Inc., the Action Fund engages in
educational and electoral activity, including voter education campaigns, legislative advocacy and
activities in support of pro-choice candidates.
Supreme Court Rules for Texas Women
June 29, 2015

A majority of the U.S. Supreme Court issued
an emergency stay which will protect access
to safe, legal abortion for women across
Texas. The court's order temporarily blocks
medically unnecessary and severe state
restrictions.

Planned Parenthood health centers remain
OPEN and providing care.

While this is a win, it only provides temporary
relief.
Politicians have tried every trick in the
book to make safe, legal abortion nearly
impossible for a Texas woman to access.  
And they'll keep trying.  

Had these restrictions gone into effect, they
would have decimated access to safe, legal
abortion for 5.4 million Texas women of
reproductive age. This could have left
approximately 900,000 women more than 150
miles away from the nearest health center.