September 1, 2021/Blog, Media

With Abbott’s Dystopian Abortion Ban In Effect, Texas Democrats Are Fighting Back Alongside Advocates

Texas Republicans’ dystopian six-week abortion ban, S.B. 8, is currently in effect in Texas. This law is uniquely harmful, exceptionally cruel, and threatens to undo 50 years of precedent on abortion access. S.B. 8 is not only a draconian ban on our right to access abortion care — it also places a bounty on our rights. This law allows anyone, including people from out of state, to take legal action seeking at least $10,000 in damages from any individual who has helped someone else get an abortion. 

With S.B. 8, we’re entering a new stage in the battle over what makes us who we are as Texans, in a state that claims to love freedom. This is an attack on all of us — and millions of Texans, in particular people of color and anyone having trouble making ends meet, will bear the effects of this ban. That’s why Texas Democrats are fighting back with everything we’ve got, and doing everything we can to show up for the abortion advocates who are leading this fight. And we’re calling on every concerned Texan to do the same — because right now, our most intimate, important decisions are under attack, and our rights are on the line.

The best thing Texans can do right now is to show up alongside abortion advocates. Add your voice to the fight online using #BansOffOurBodies:

Abortion is health care and a human right. Texas deserves better, and we will fight like hell for it. We are not going back.