Exactly how much money does a human’s conscience cost?
According to this campaign finance database, Texas Governor Greg Abbott, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick and Rep. Dade Phelan have collectively received $2.47 million in campaign contributions from Border Health PAC and Friends of UT Southwestern Medical Center PAC since 2015. Both PACs are directly affiliated with pediatric gender modification centers.
In the 2022 election cycle alone, Abbott, Patrick and Phelan have collected a combined $400,000 from Border Health PAC, which is linked to the Doctors Hospital Renaissance (DHR). DHR Health provides gender modification for minors.
Border Health PAC is the “influential legislative and policy-making arm” of DHR Health. Both Border Health PAC and DHR Health are controlled by powerful democratic financial bundler Alonzo Cantu. Cantu holds tremendous sway over policymakers, and according to Texas Monthly.