HEY. GUESS THE FUCK WHAT YOU GUYS! Walk For Choice, the international march dedicated to voicing support for abortion rights, is happening February 26. AND! It is happening in Texas. There’s a San Antonio march and a Dallas march.
This is a great opportunity to refuse to let right-wingers, the GOP and Tea Partiers continue to dominate the conversation about women’s rights and bodies. Yes, Texas may be a “red” state, but it’s also full of thoughtful, progressive people who understand that women’s rights are human rights–and that the government has no place regulating women’s bodies.
Because here is the thing: right-wing leaders are actively, passionately and powerfully legislating against women’s rights, right now. Like RIGHT NOW. They are making sure rape victims cannot access abortion funds.
They are making sure private health insurers cannot cover abortion.
They are proposing “pro-life” legislation that would allow doctors to refuse to provide life-saving abortions to women if it goes against their consciences.
And you can be sure that all of this is, at is core, anti-woman. Because if the GOP cared about supporting mothers and children, they might start by not cutting billions in funding to maternal and child care public health initiatives. But that’s just what they’re doing.
I know it’s easy to be a passive pro-choicer. Because for a long time, we haven’t had to confront the fact that safe, accessible abortion and family planning services were under attack. But now they are. Really. By a bunch of people who campaigned on job creation and the economy.