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Texas Republicans v. Business Community: On Abortion Access

Texas Republicans have long boasted their business-friendly policies to be the lifeblood of the state’s burgeoning economy. But recently, a war seems to be brewing between Republican lawmakers and businesses that are not so thrilled with the backwards social stances of the party. 

The latest battle is between a group of Texan Republican lawmakers and the CEO of Lyft, Logan Green. In a letter to Green, 14 lawmakers, led by State Rep. Briscoe Cain (R- Deer Park), pledged to take “swift and decisive action” against Lyft if they failed to rescind their new policy that aims to assist women seeking abortion care. The Texas Tribune reported that lawmakers pledged to introduce bills to “bar corporations from doing business in Texas if they pay for abortions in states where the procedure is legal.” The letter also promised policies that would open executives up to lawsuits and prevent abortion access through health…

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