Texas Advocates Speak Out as Abortion Access Hangs in the Balance

Young women on the Texas A&M University campus in College Station Friday read personal narratives about having abortions as part of the #FightBackTX Truth Tour. The speakers gave life to the experiences of women who have had an abortion as part of an ongoing effort to end the stigma around the procedure.

The Feminists for Reproductive Equity and Education, a student organization, sponsored the event on Texas A&M University’s campus.

Reproductive rights advocates with the #FightBackTX Truth Tour have traveled around Texas this month to raise awareness about the negative effects anti-choice laws have had on abortion access, and the further repercussions for reproductive health care that could come to pass in the coming months.

The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments March 2 in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly v. Cole), the case that will decide the constitutionality of the sweeping anti-choice restrictions passed by Texas Republicans in 2013.

“It’s a challenge to the Texas law that has had such drastic impact on this state and could have even more detrimental impacts if the case doesn’t go our way,” Heather Busby, executive director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, one of the sponsors of the tour, told RH Reality Check.

Busby explained the importance of traveling around the state to raise awareness and ensure diverse voices from all women could be heard. “We really wanted to make sure that Texan voices were represented, and not just in Austin at a rally at the capitol, but across the state,” Busby said, referencing the battle waged at the tail end of the 2013 legislative session.

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Photos: #FightBackTX Truth Tour on campus of Texas A&M University

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Alleged racist incident shakes University of Albany

It was well after 10 p.m. on Friday when Asha Burwell — a senior at the State University of New York at Albany — sent out a tweet that would rattle her campus in upstate New York and showcase just how quickly students can rally their classmates. The school has released official statements about the incident and is urging students to consider how they react.

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The Disappearance of Brian Shaffer

Where and when: Columbus, Ohio, in Apri, 2006.
What: Brian and a group of friends went bar-hopping to celebrate the start of spring break. He ended his night at a bar near his university campus, where he was studying medicine.
Why is it so creepy? After saying goodbye to a couple of girls at the bar, Brian walked out of the bar’s security camera view and was never seen again. The only member of the Shaffer family is Brian’s younger brother, as his mother passed from cancer one month prior to his disappearance and his dad was in a freak accident two years following it.

More info about the disappearance can be found here.

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