Texas Passes Sweeping Abortion Restrictions

American VoicesOpinion ISSUE 49•29 Jul 16, 2013

Despite an 11-hour filibuster by state senator Wendy Davis two weeks earlier, the Texas legislature passed strict abortion limits during a special session called by Governor Rick Perry, likely resulting in the closure of all but five of the state’s abortion clinics. What do you think?

  • “This is really going to screw up my dream of getting an abortion in all 50 states.”

    Robin Weaver –
    Escalator Constructor

  • “Luckily, I still have a number of painful and potentially deadly ways to take care of this myself.”

    Erin August –
    Actress

  • “Here’s a thought experiment: What if men could get pregnant, and what if one hapless scientist had to be the first one to try it?”

    James Barron –
    Housekeeper