News · 06.27.16

Wendy Davis on Abortion-Rights Win and Why Women Should Fear Trump

Wendy Davis on Abortion-Rights Win and Why Women Should Fear Trump

Three years ago, almost to the day, Wendy DavisĀ filibustered for 13 hoursĀ against a piece of Texas legislation designed to drastically reduceĀ access to abortion in the state, especially for Texas’ most vulnerableĀ individuals.

Despite Davis’ efforts, and the national attention she brought to the issue, the bill ended up passing during a special session of the state legislature, andĀ a nasty and prolonged legal battle ensued. We saw the culmination of that battle this morning, when theĀ Supreme Court issued a decisionĀ in favor of theĀ Texas abortion providerĀ that was fighting to keep its doors ā€” and the doors of other clinics that have been forced to close under HB 2 ā€” open in the state.

Davis, who recently launchedĀ a women’s-rights nonprofit,Ā talked toĀ Rolling StoneĀ shortly after the decision came down about how it feels to finally getĀ some good news in the realm of reproductive rights, her hopes and fears about the upcoming electionĀ and why she’s hopeful for the future of gender equality.


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