Target: State Rep. Tony Tinderholt
Goal: Stop bill that would completely ban and criminalize abortion.
Abortion at any stage of pregnancy could be banned and women and healthcare providers involved in it could be charged with murder, should a bill proposed by a Republican state representative in Texas be passed into law This policy is a sickening attack on women and the providers who help them make a personal choice about their body. Demand this representative withdraw the bill and stop his war on women.
Rep. Tony Tinderholt said his proposed bill would make women “more personally responsible” for their sexual behavior and what they do with their bodies because they wouldn’t have abortion as an option. The bill, titled the Abolition of Abortion in Texas Act, has no exceptions for rape or incest, with Tinderholt’s justification being that there shouldn’t be exceptions for “murder.”
Roe v. Wade made it so that women have a right to a safe and legal abortion, so criminalizing abortion would be unconstitutional. Restrictions that would have made it more difficult for women to access safe abortions in Texas were struck down just last year.
This severe policy will increase unsafe abortions and unjustly punish women and providers. Demand this representative withdraw this bill.
Dear Rep. Tinderholt,
You recently proposed an unconstitutional bill that would increase unsafe, illegal abortions and is unjustified in trying to punish women for practicing bodily autonomy. This is an extreme bill that has no place becoming law and will only exacerbate any current problems around sexual health and pregnancy in Texas.
I demand you withdraw this vicious bill and work to protect women’s rights rather than take them away.
[Your Name Here]
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