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Saturday, September 24 • 1:45pm - 2:45pm
The Politics of Prevention: The Abortion Battle, Cont’d

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Moderators
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Morgan Smith (mod.)

Reporter for The Texas Tribune
Smith is an enterprise reporter at the Tribune, where she specializes in politics and profiles. Previously she covered public education, including school finance reform and accountability and testing in Texas public schools. Her political coverage has included congressional and legislative races, as well as Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign, which she followed to Iowa and New Hampshire.

Speakers
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Heather Busby

Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas
Busby joined NARAL Pro-Choice Texas in 2012. Previously, she was an assistant Travis County attorney, working to procure protective orders for survivors of domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking. Busby was a founding board member of The Lilith Fund, a pro-choice nonprofit, and served on the board of the National Network of Abortion Funds and Law Students for Reproductive Justice.
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Emily K. Cook

Political Director of Texas Right to Life
Cook serves as political director of Texas Right to Life, an anti-abortion group. Previously, Cook served as vice president of the Baylor Law Federalist Society Chapter, founded the first anti-abortion student organization at Stephen F. Austin State University, and established a pregnant and parenting scholarship program for women juggling both school and parenthood.
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Jessica Farrar

State Representative
Farrar, D-Houston, has represented House District 148 since 1995. She serves as vice-chairwoman of the House Committee on Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence and is a member of the Committee on State Affairs. In addition, Farrar serves as chairwoman of the Texas House Women’s Health Caucus and previously served as leader of the Texas House Democratic Caucus.
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Bryan Hughes

Republican Candidate for Texas Senate District 1
Hughes has represented House District 5 since 2002 and is a Republican candidate for Texas Senate District 1. He serves on the Appropriations and Juvenile Justice & Family Issues committees. Previously, Hughes served as vice chairman of the Rural Caucus and was the briefing attorney for a U.S. district judge. Hughes has his own private law practice in Mineola where he represents families and small businesses.


Saturday September 24, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Texas Union, Quadrangle Room 2308 Whitis Avenue, Austin, TX 78705