Stand with Texas Women
UPDATE: Despite the unprecedented groundswell of people standing with Senator Davis, Gov. Perry called an additional legislative session to push the sweeping anti-abortion legislation through. But the fight is not over. Join thousands of ACLU supporters who are standing up for women's health: ACT NOW
Last week, millions of us watched — proud, inspired and fired up — into the wee hours of the morning, as Texas Senator Wendy Davis performed an epic 13-hour filibuster to block a bill that could shut down nearly every abortion clinic in the state.
Politicians playing doctor have been pushing sweeping anti-abortion legislation all across the country for months, but Wendy's heroic filibuster turned the national spotlight on women's health, and blocked the bill from passing. But almost immediately after, Texas Governor Rick Perry called a special legislative session to push the bill through. Today, thousands of people are rallying at the Capitol in Austin to stand up for women everywhere. So while the country's attention is turned to Texas, we need to let lawmakers know that we're standing with Texas families against these attacks on women's health.
Sign the statement now and a champion for women's health will read it while legislators are debating the bill — to make sure Texas lawmakers hear us loud and clear:
“To the Texas Legislature: The legislation attempting to virtually ban abortion in Texas is an outrageous interference between women and their doctors. We won't stand for this attack on women's health – be it Texas or anywhere else.”