However, most of you others probably need to take similar measures wherever you live, too.
I sent this letter to my State Senators just a few minutes ago. It’s late, since the committee meeting started today, but you can still have your voice heard if you hurry.
Texas citizens deserve a serious discussion of women’s health and an honest assessment of the consequences of legislative decisions affecting reproductive healthcare in our state. That discussion must include a comprehensive assessment of access to abortion care in Texas, The recent legislation that made abortion access so much harder to find in our state is completely unacceptable.
The failed abstinence-only sex education policies we have pursued in our schools for almost two decades are equally deplorable.
It should have been obvious to reasonable people 20 years ago that”abstinence-only” sex education will never work. Most young people are going to have sex no matter what their teachers tell them, and they need to know how to protect themselves from pregnancy, disease, and rape.
The proposed hearing in Sen. Nelson’s Health and Human Services committee on February 20 will apparently include neither of those critical issues. Please be sure they are added to the agenda.
Texas Freedom Network has provided a form here https://secure2.convio.net/txfree/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=207 to be sure your message gets to the right Senators.