Marie Claire: Want to Fight for Abortion Rights in Texas? Raise Your Voice to State Legislators
By Emily Cain, executive director of EMILY's List
This week, Texas enacted a bill banning nearly all abortions and allowing private citizens to become vigilantes by suing people who help others seek an abortion, including health care providers, clinics, even friends or family members who might have driven someone to an appointment.
The Texas state government is majority Republican and only 27 percent of seats in the legislature are held by women. This week in the state, 666 new laws went into effect, including this cruel abortion ban, as well as attacks on voting rights designed to make it harder to register to vote and vote by mail; even harsher restrictions are expected to be signed by Governor Greg Abbott soon.
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