Pledge to stop abortion bans in Texas
As of 2017, almost 96% of counties in Texas had no clinics that provided abortion care, and 43% of Texans of reproductive age lived in those counties. Texas has some of the most restrictive policies limiting abortion care in the country, yet some local municipalities are determined to criminalize abortion outright.
This is all part of a nationwide assault aimed at overturning Roe v. Wade. Waskom, Texas was the first city to pass the proposed local abortion ban. The all-male town council voted unanimously to outlaw abortion, with conditions for reproductive healthcare so severe that, if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade and the ordinance is enforced, a person won’t even be able to get emergency contraception at their local pharmacy. Since then, multiple other cities in Texas have passed similar bans.
While the law is not currently being enforced by the cities, this practice of using policy to chip away at access and antagonize those needing abortion care is a highly dangerous. That’s why we need to fight back now.
Take the pledge: Fight for our abortion rights and oppose extremists attacks on our reproductive health.