How do or can you resend a text message to the same person without having to forward it back to them. hmm
Assuming you're using the built-in Messaging App, you long-press on the message you want to re-send, select Forward and type in the person you want to send it to. If it's the same person, or a different person, doesn't matter.
You can also (with the long-press above) select Copy Message Text and it will copy it to the clipboard. A long-press inside the Text Box of a new message will allow you to paste that text in there.
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