The Supreme Court is overturning Roe v. Wade and nearly 50 years of precedent guaranteeing the right to abortion.
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It's time for a ROEvolution.
We are the majority - and together, abortion supporters have the strength to form a massive resistance. We have the political power to turn the tides of the fight for abortion access and make politicians regret ever going after our bodily autonomy.
It's time to turn this anger into action by voting for pro-abortion candidates in every election at every level, including the 2022 midterm elections.
We know that attacks on abortion access disproportionately harm Black, Latinx, and Indigenous communities, the LGBTQ+ community, young people, those living in rural communities, people with disabilities, and poeple with modest incomes. These are the same communities that will be most impacted when Roe is overturned.
BANS OFF OUR BODIES! We cannot sit idle while this unconscionable rollback of fundamental rights accelerates. Abortion is health care. Abortion is Freedom. Abortion is a human right.
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A leaked opinion draft shows that the Supreme Court's conservative justices plan to overturn Roe v. Wade and take bodily autonomy away from millions of Americans. This opinion draft is not a final order of the Court, which means that as of now abortion is still legal!
But when the Court does overturn Roe, we know what to expect. Half the states in the country are poised to ban abortion, leaving people across the South and Midwest without access to essential reproductive health care.
Texans are already living in a post-Roe reality with the six-week abortion ban in place, and the Court's decision will only do more harm. Last year, the anti-abortion lawmakers in the Texas legislature passed a "trigger law" that would go into effect 30 days after the Supreme Court overturns Roe. The law would make performing abortion a felony and could virtually eliminate abortion access in Texas.
A recent UT Austin Poll found that:
- 78% of Texas voters think abortion should be allowed in some form.
- Only 15% said abortion should never be permitted.
- A majority of Texas voters (54%) oppose a measure that automatically bans all abortion when Roe is overturned, with 42% strongly opposing the measure.
Another poll shows that 70% of Americans oppose overturning Roe v. Wade.
Anti-abortion extremists do not represent the majority of Texans or Americans. We cannot sit by while radical, far-right politicians take away our freedoms and take control of our bodies.
Even when it's hard, we must be resilient. The Progress Texas team is rolling up our sleeves and continuing our work to keep Texas progressives informed and involved.
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