Statement from Tom Morello released in conjunction with
The Abortion Rights Freedom Ride 2014: Ground Zero Texas
Abortion is often a very difficult decision for women, but it must remain a woman's choice without intimidation or interference. My great grandmother died as a result of an unsafe, illegal abortion. She was a dress maker, wife of a poor farmer, and had no access to women's health information or safe medical care. Her tragic, unnecessary death shattered the family and orphaned her three children as her husband could no longer care for them. If anti-choice advocates have their way many women will share my great grandmother's fate. Our government has a great many problems none of which will be solved by intruding in the womb. I support the brave efforts of those speaking out and standing up for women's rights in Texas and around the world.