Anti-abortion lawmakers have passed over 20 bills putting access to abortion out of reach for so many Texans. Know your rights about abortion in Texas!
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Earlier this week, in the much anticipated June Medical Services v. Russo case, the Supreme Court struck down a Louisiana law that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of their abortion clinics.
In seven Texas cities, anti-abortion politicians have named those who advocate for abortion access as “criminal organizations.” We’re suing.
Today’s attacks on abortion access have a long history rooted in white supremacy.
"Some states will stop at nothing to ban abortion."
Seven years ago this week, I was pregnant. At the same time, thousands of Texans flooded the State Capitol to oppose an abortion law that would eventually lead to the loss of more than half our state's clinics and later be declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court. Now, just four years after that decision, we're waiting for another Supreme Court ruling, on June Medical Services v. Russo, a case centered on an identical law out of Louisiana.
A global pandemic is not the time to restrict access to time-sensitive and essential health care, and yet, that’s exactly what Gov. Greg Abbott and indicted-AG Ken Paxton did when they blocked most abortions in the state, denouncing it as non-essential.
Whiteface is a blink-and-you’ll-miss-it blip in Texas’s oil patch 50 minutes west of Lubbock that only a few hundred people call home, so tiny that describing it as a small town would be a stretch. But on a rainy evening in mid-March, several dozen of its residents along with people from neighboring townscrammed into a worn-down community center on the town’s main strip for a meeting of Whiteface’s elected officials, an unusually large audience for their regular council meeting.