Annie’s List Executive Director Patsy Woods Martin participated in a press conference with Cathy Bonner, a founder of CPRIT and cancer survivor, to call out Greg Abbott for his disturbing pattern of siding against hardworking Texans.
Executive director of Annie’s List, Patsy Woods Martin, said, “While there are some similarities between the fields of politics and science, trouble arises when politics starts to seep into science. I was outraged when Austin insiders allowed millions in cancer research fund grants to go to politically connected corporations. The cancer research fund was created to find cures, not fill the coffers of insiders. When cancer survivors needed an ally to ensure that our tax dollars were spent on research, Attorney Greg Abbott was asleep at the switch. Greg Abbott’s failed oversight is part of a disturbing pattern. Abbott has a record of siding against rape survivors, paying women in his office less for the same work as men, and intervening on behalf of a surgeon who killed and maimed patients.”