The War on Women in Texas: A Mix of Despicable and Inspiring Voices

The far right’s war on women at the Texas Capitol didn’t end in the state Senate last weekend. Friday night’s passage of extreme anti-abortion legislation has followed years of other efforts to limit women’s access to birth control and students’ access to sex education that would help reduce teen pregnancies and the number of abortions in Texas. And those efforts will almost certain continue.

But what’s different now is that tens of thousands of Texas women and men are fighting back harder then ever before. Together we are determined to stop the war on women, get politicians out of the private lives of Texans and provide responsible sex education in public schools.

All of us have been outraged as well as inspired by what we’ve heard in this debate. Tell us what were some of your favorite (or most enraging) quotes of the last month in the comments below, or tweet @TFN using the hash tag #StandWithTxWomen, and we’ll feature some of those quotes. We’ll get started with this despicable tweet from Peggy Venable, head of the far-right group Americans for Prosperity-Texas:


Bu then we heard inspiring voices, like Cecile Richards’. The Texas Freedom Network founder and current Planned Parenthood spoke at a rally against the war on women on July 1 at the Texas Capitol:


4 thoughts on “The War on Women in Texas: A Mix of Despicable and Inspiring Voices

  1. People like Peggy Venable build ovens and then put people in them. Resist with force. Great force.

  2. Adolph Hitler proved that one can be anti-abortion but not pro-life. Hitler was trying to create a “master race”. If a woman had an abortion in Nazi Germany she was put to hard labor. If she had a second abortion she was put to death.

  3. These legislators are such hypocrites, singling out this ONE procedure which is done in clinics and doctors offices every day for other indications including the many miscarriages that are “acts of God.” Then, too, these antiabortion zealots care *nothing* about the full-term undeniable babies that are being deliberately born outside the hospital without trained medical attendants. What about the safety of these women and their *real* children? These fundamentalist religious zealots are simply trying to deny Texas women their consitutional rights with a meddlesome law that will cost us all $$$ in the courts.