Protecting Women’s Health in Texas

Warning: This is John Oliver, so most of you will know there are a going go be a few “naughty” words in the video. Sorry about that, but he tells it like it is. 

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Abortion Laws (HBO)

Published on Feb 21, 2016

Abortion is theoretically legal, but some states make it practically inaccessible. Texas is one of the worst offenders at making abortions almost unavailable in the name of “protecting women’s health.” It’s a lie, folks.

I’m very strongly in favor of protecting a 6 or 7 month old fetus against abortion in most cases, but a cluster of cells that has been developing in a womb for a few days is not a person. It’s exactly the equivalent of a mole or a wart.

Any pregnant woman who wishes she wasn’t shouldn’t have to be, and it ought to be legal for qualified doctors to remove a new fetus quickly, easily, cheaply, and without undue complications.

What the Texas legislature is doing to women, while claiming it is to protect them, is atrocious. Only you and I can correct the situation by making our voices heard now and voting for better legislators and governor when the time comes.

Protect the young women of our state. Tell the legislature you are against this nonsense, and tell Governor Abbott he should not ratify any more laws making it harder for women to get safe early abortions in our state. Unnecessary laws already on the books need to be repealed quickly.

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