From: "Meghan Ashford-Grooms" <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2011 12:25:03 -0500
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>

Subject: RE: Letter from Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples to Comptroller Susan Combs
Date: Tue, 2 Aug 2011 16:21:36 -0500
From: Cody McGregor
To: Meghan Ashford-Grooms <mashford-grooms@statesman.com>


Meghan-

 

 

Hope all is well.  Sure, actually it’s been written about several times lately.  Also did you happen to see her spokesperson’s response that also shows this change as well:

“She has undergone a process of thought and contemplation and review of all the data and is convinced that abortion is now being used as a form of birth control and is appalled by that.  After a lot of thought, she is firmly against abortion except when the life of mother is at risk or in cases of rape or incest.”

 

 

http://www.chron.com/disp/story.mpl/metropolitan/7639829.html

 

http://www.texastribune.org/texas-senate/lieutenant-governor/can-a-pro-choice-republican-win-in-texas/print/

 

Let me know if you need anything else. Take Care

 

Cody

 

 

 

From: Meghan Ashford-Grooms [mailto:mashford-grooms@statesman.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2011 4:06 PM
To: Cody McGregor
Subject: Re: Letter from Agriculture Commissioner Todd Staples to Comptroller Susan Combs

 

Hi, Cody.  In this letter to Susan Combs, Todd Staples says her "pro-choice position is well documented" in news reports.  Can you send us the articles that support that claim?

Also, the letter later says that a Combs spokesperson has recently made "statements completely contrary to" her "past posture defending Roe vs. Wade" and her "known pro-choice position."  Can you point us toward those statements?

Thanks.

Meghan

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