Who would've ever thought you'd see women on women action taking place in a legislative body? Let alone the Texas Legislature.
Yet that's what any observer has been treated to. These are the Republican women in the Texas Legislature who have said that abortion by coat hanger in Texas is just fine. These are the Republican women who have said that abortion can only happen if you can afford it...which will primarily be rich white women.
These abortion clinics do more than provide abortions. Let's take Planned Parenthood, since that seems to be the constant fly in the ointment for Republicans.
According to Planned Parenthood's website, they offer the following at their various clinics across the state: Abortion Referral, Abortion Services, Birth Control, General Health Care, HIV Testing, LGBT Services, Men's Health Care, Morning-After Pill, Pregnancy Testing & Services; STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, Women's Health Care.
Of the 58 clinics Planned Parenthood lists on their website, 14 provide Abortion Services or 24%. 52 provide Men's Health Care. 51 provide Birth Control, Morning-After Pill, Pregnancy Testing & Services, STD Testing, Treatment & Vaccines, and Women's Health Care. 50 provide HIV testing. 46 provide General Health Care. 36 provide LGBT Services. 2 provide Abortion Referral.
With the passage of SB 5, the women pictured above have essentially said goodbye to all these available services.
But they've said more than that. They have essentially given the green
light for women to have their epitaphs read, "Dead from regulation."
So tell me, how does closing these clinics and these services protect and improve womens' health?