Well, the legislation we were protesting passed, don't ya know...because this is, after all, Texas.
However, three years later, the law has made its ponderous way through the courts, all the way to SCOTUS where it got soundly thumped in a 5-3 decision to strike it down. I can't begin the express the sense of relief this gives me.
Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg signed onto Breyer’s decision—but in a separate concurrence, she provided a decidedly blunter assessment of Texas’ anti-abortion argument. “The Texas law called H. B. 2 inevitably will reduce the number of clinics and doctors allowed to provide abortion services,” Ginsburg explained. “Texas argues that H. B. 2’s restrictions are constitutional because they protect the health of women who experience complications from abortions. In truth, ‘complications from an abortion are both rare and rarely dangerous’ ”—as demonstrated in an amicus brief by the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.In short, we won. So, many thanks to Wendy Davis for her courage and tenacity, which prevented the Texas Lege from slipping this through under the radar, and also to SCOTUS, for upholding the Constitution and declaring for women's health, rather than the pandering of the Texas Legislature.