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 Davis¬†filibustered for 13 hours¬†against a piece of Texas legislation designed to drastically reduce¬†access to abortion in the state, especially for Texas’ most vulnerable¬†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, and¬†a nasty and prolonged legal battle ensued. We saw the culmination of that battle this morning, when the¬†Supreme Court issued a decision¬†in favor of the¬†Texas abortion provider¬†that was fighting to keep its doors ‚ÄĒ and the doors of other clinics that have been forced to close under HB 2 ‚ÄĒ open in the state.

Davis, who recently launched¬†a women’s-rights nonprofit,¬†talked to¬†Rolling Stone¬†shortly after the decision came down about how it feels to finally get¬†some good news in the realm of reproductive rights, her hopes and fears about the upcoming election¬†and why she’s hopeful for the future of gender equality.


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