“I was here four weeks ago in 50s garb talking about how we weren’t going back to a pre-Roe v. Wade era with about 70 women in the first senate hearing of SB5. I didn’t know at that time four weeks later, that I’d still be in committee rooms.
It seems a little repetitive if you ask me.
But I also didn’t know how our numbers would increase to 7,000 at the Capitol. Inspiring. And show that Texans know better. We are a pro-choice majority.
We’ve revealed the best and the worst of our state legislators. Some brave enough to stand up for women’s health, and some who have shamed and thwarted the political process. And some, like our bill author, don’t even know what a rape kit actually does.
I’m from El Paso. The closest abortion clinic is four and a half hours away in Albuquerque. Their closest in Texas is 600 miles to San Antonio. A woman will do what she needs to do.
These bills are solutions looking for problems.
The clinic in El Paso serves about 30% of women from Mexico. You’re putting women in danger across the borderland, not that you care. Gosnells occur because of poverty and lack of access. You’re not going to change your mind.
You can call us an unruly mob for our involvement in the democratic process. You can dehumanize us in order to continue refusing to listen to us. But when you vote yes to pass these bills and women have no other options and you hear of the injuries and the deaths, I hope you know that that their blood will be on your hands.
Good luck in your primaries, since risking the well being of Texas women is apparently worth your political gain.
Testimony from Shelby Alexander (@ShelbyLAlex
) on HB2 to State Affairs Committee