One Year After Texas’ Six-Week Abortion Ban, Voters Are Ready To Proclaim “We Want Freedom Over Our Bodies” at the Ballot Box

A year ago today, Senate Bill 8, Texas’ six-week abortion ban, went into effect. Since then, Texans and the nation have seen the traumatizing effects of taking away our access to the full spectrum of reproductive healthcare. Some of us have faced the medical impacts caused by the criminalization of abortion, and countless have had […]

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Meet Shan Schaffer, TFN’s Just Texas Faith Organizer Harnessing the Strengths of our Faith Communities for a Better, Fairer Texas

In national and state politics, religion has increasingly become an oppressive tool in the hands of some politicians. Sacred texts have been misinterpreted or fabricated to deny LGBTQ and pregnant people their bodily rights. We’ve also seen a wave of religious doctrine misapplied to reframe public education policies in ways that serve no one but these bad actors. These actions are why it became urgent and necessary to counter that narrative with our Just Texas project, an assembly of faith communities committed to using their faith to fight for justice and truth. In this interview, Shan Schaffer, our new Just Texas Faith Organizer, discusses why this work matters and why all people of faith in Texas should join the effort.  […]

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