Tag name : Wendy Davis

The Real Life Hurt of the 20-Week Ban

On this 42nd Anniversary of Roe v Wade, the U.S. House of Representatives tabled a 20-week abortion ban bill - for now. Some female Republican House members were concerned about the GOP's anticipated rhetoric over the rape exception in the bill and how it would reflect on the party. Some in the media and pro-choice movement are heralding these women for standing up for changing the wording of the ...


The last night in Texas: Unanswered questions

It was Friday, July 12, 2013, the day the Texas State Senate was to debate, and was expected to pass, the worst anti-abortion bill in modern history. We had fought hard through two special sessions called by the King of Fools, Governor Rick Perry. We poured out in record numbers, wearing orange, over and over again, for every hearing, every debate. Women of every age, every race, every economic br...


The Awakening

A veteran women’s rights activist describes her time in the chaotic Texas Capitol rotunda in the hours before the Senate vote.  It is 11:28 a.m. and hot as hell outside when I finally pass through one of four security checkpoints at the Texas Capitol on Friday, July 12, the day of the big showdown on the Senate floor. Thousands of people have already entered the Capitol before me. Dressed in...


DOMA, Prop 8 and SB5 – A Testament to Activism

If ever there was a period of time that demonstrates the effectiveness of activism, it is now.  The defeat of SB5 in Texas and Supreme Court rulings on the Defense of Marriage Act and Proposition 8 is the culmination of so many people standing up to inequality in so many ways…but standing together. We need to acknowledge each other in our shared fight…those on the ground protesting, those...


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