A fight to turn the tide in the all-out assault on women's right to abortion and birth control.
New Round in Battle Over Texas Abortion Clinics September 12
We Must Step Up the Fight!
The final provision of HB2 – its requirement that all abortion clinics comply with the physical standards of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (essentially mini-emergency rooms) – was set to go into effect on September 1st, but was overturned at the last minute by Federal Judge Yeakel after a legal challenge brought by several abortion providers. Yeakel ruled that this requirement was not only medically unnecessary, but that it also put an “undue burden” on women's ability to access abortion (this is the constitutional standard established in the 1992 Supreme Court decision Planned Parenthood vs. Casey). Yeakel also ruled that two clinics which had previously been forced to close – one in the impoverished Rio Grande region along the U.S./Mexico border, the other in El Paso in the far western part of the state) should be able to re-open.
This was a very important, albeit partial, victory.
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Every movement for liberation has had to go up against not only the forces of oppression, but also the ways in which even many people who hate that oppression have become convinced that the most they can do is fight for some gradual or incremental change. This historic effort has been no different.
Interview with Sunsara Taylor by Dennis Trainor on Acronym TV
Part 3: (10:03) Texans For Reproductive Justice v. Stop Patriarchy
Critics within the Texas pro-choice community have very publicly stood in opposition to Stop Patriarchy. A coalition calling itself Texans for Reproductive Justice have published a United Statement in Opposition to Stop Patriarchy and a detailed Letter of Concern “opposing Stop Patriarchy’s messaging, tactics, dishonesty, and racism.”
"A Response to Recent Attacks & Invitation to All"
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Video: powerful footage from the Austin-American Statesman of Sunsara Taylor and 4 others who were arrested protesting outside UT Austin campus. What kind of world do YOU want to live in?
Article: Don't Give Up The Fight for Abortion Rights
by an Abortion Rights Freedom Rider and recent college graduate
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Above: Merle Hoffman, founder of Choice Women's Medical Center and abortion provider since 1971, calls on YOU to become an abortion rights freedom rider.
Above: Dennis Trainor from Acronym TV speaks on his personal experience, and why he supports the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.
Above: Susan Brownmiller, feminist, author, activist, Civil Rights Freedom Summer volunteer, speaks on her three illegal abortions before Roe v. Wade and challenges young people to step up today.
Above: Billy Joe Cain from Austin TX speaks on his experience standing up for abortion rights during last year's filibuster against the anti-abortion bill HB2, and why he supports the Abortion Rights Freedom Ride.