This summer, extreme anti-choice politicians in the Texas legislature passed one of the most dangerous anti-choice laws in the country that has already forced providers to cancel health-care appointments across the state.
We came *this close* to stopping them thanks to pro-choice Sen. Wendy Davis who took a stand and said
Like his role in helping to close abortion clinics across the state, blocking access to birth control and supporting “crisis pregnancy centers” that use misinformation and shame to talk women out of abortion.
Watching him backtrack to hide his anti-woman positions and try to convince voters that he would protect reproductive rights if elected was kind of like this
That’s why we helped educate voters about what could happen if they elected Ken Cuccinelli to the governor’s mansion.
But they didn’t scare anyone. We teamed up with NARAL Pro-Choice New Mexico and made sure voters knew exactly what was at stake. When voters showed up on Election Day and said “no” to the abortion ban we jumped for joy.
But then, not too far away in Nebraska, a judge ruled to deny a young woman in foster care an abortion because she was not ‘mature enough’ and abortion care would “kill the child inside” her. …Seriously?
Clearly he wasn’t there to rule in a sensitive, informed and unbiased fashion. He was probably just like
We worked with a coalition of progressive partners to ask that Judge Peter Bataillon be sanctioned for putting his political beliefs above the rule of law and a young woman's welfare.
We gathered nearly 87,000 petition signatures demanding justice! The commission denied the request to investigate, but our effort with RH Reality Check and Credo Mobile was a show of our power that we’ll build on in 2014.
We won! We helped preserve the right for congressional staff to purchase abortion coverage in their health plans.
All in all, 2013 was a great year for getting the word out about these anti-choice attacks and for the pro-choice community coming together to protect women’s reproductive freedom. Will you join us in 2014?
Have a safe and happy holiday from NARAL Pro-Choice America!