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Enhanced audio: HSRP 06/13/15 — #FightBackTX Continues…
I’ll be honest: I’m having a hard time talking about this court decision. Watching as my friends prepare to reshutter their clinics has been rough emotionally. I couldn’t bring a ray of sunshine to this spot. In fact, I explain part of how this decision could negatively affect abortion access in the entire country depending on how SCOTUS handles the appeal.
If you want to help, you can support Fund Texas Choice, the abortion fund that helps Texans with travel logistics. They’re about to get even busier and the volunteers who answer the hotline are going to have to say no when their annual funds are depleted. Sending patients to New Mexico and helping them travel hundreds of miles in their own state is expensive and every dollar you give goes to someone in need.
Links to on-air references:
“Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check
“Court Upholds Texas’ ‘Devastating’ Anti-Choice Omnibus Law” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check
More on Texas — my HuffPostLife Panel with three badass reprojustice Texans: “#HB2 Decision Shutters Clinics Again #FightBackTX — HuffPostLive (06/10/15)”
Note: If you haven’t yet, please check out my new ”#GetWell2015 series! I’m detailing all the uncomfortable messiness of what it takes to get well in this country. I’m personally navigating insurance (still a thing despite ACA), talking mental health and poverty stigma, and discussing the obstacles to care.
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