NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Announces Endorsement for Dr. Eliz Markowitz in HD 28 Special Election

October 16, 2019

Houston, TX – NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is proud to endorse Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the HD-28 special election. The Fort Bend county seat was previously held by Dr. John Zerwas. Despite the narrative that lawmakers on both sides would focus on kitchen-table issues, over 30 anti-abortion bills were filed during the most recent legislative session, continuing the trend of extremist lawmakers passing restrictive laws at the expense of Texans.

We are thrilled to support reproductive rights champion Dr. Eliz Markowitz in the HD-28 special election. Texans are closer than ever to electing a pro-choice majority in the Texas House and the first step in accomplishing that is electing Dr. Markowitz.

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Political Director Caroline Duble issued the following statement:

“Dr. Eliz Markowitz is a progressive leader committed to protecting and expanding reproductive rights for all Texans. For years we have seen the consequences of an extreme anti-abortion agenda that has dismantled the state’s family planning program, closed half the state’s abortion clinics, given over $100 million in taxpayer money to fake clinics, and ignored the skyrocketing maternal mortality rates. Texans in HD-28 deserve a leader like Dr. Markowitz who unapologetically trusts and supports Texans to make the best decisions for themselves and their families.”

Dr. Eliz Markowitz issued the following statement:

“Texas has a reproductive healthcare crisis — 1 in 4 Texans are uninsured, STD rates are rising, maternal mortality rates are skyrocketing, and there have been endless attacks on abortion access. Texans deserve better. As a representative, I will fight to protect and expand access to the full range of reproductive health services, including abortion care. I’m glad to receive NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’ endorsement.”