Abortion Opponents Criticize Patrick's Past Investment

Editor's Note: This story has been updated to include Sen. Dan Patrick's comments that he lost money overall on the stock.

State Sen. Dan Patrick, R-Houston, is campaigning for Texas lieutenant governor as an unapologetic foe of abortion. But prominent abortion opponents want him to explain how he wound up owning stock in the company that makes the Plan B “morning after” pill.

Plan B is emergency contraception designed to prevent pregnancy within 72 hours of unprotected sex. It is highly effective and safe if taken as directed, according to the Food and Drug Administration. And it’s ...

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