My Testimony on SB1 – Why Am I Here?

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Why am I here?

I am here because I am a woman.

I am here because I am a wife.

I am here because I am a mother.

I am here because I am one of the 40% of women between the ages of 40 and 55 that has had an abortion.

Why am I here?

I am here because the women of my son's generation deserve the same rights and freedom that I had.

I am here because my mother's generation and my sisters' generation were there for me.

I am here because if we don't stand up and make our voices heard, young women won't have those same rights and freedoms that I had.

Why am I here?

I am here because 116 women died of pregnancy related causes in Texas in 2011, but Zero died from safe, legal abortions.

I am here for the approximately 5000 women in America that died each year from unsafe abortions prior to Roe vs. Wade.

I am here for Becky Bell who died from an unsafe abortion at 17 years because she was afraid to ask for parental consent or get a judicial bypass.

I am here for all the women who will die from unsafe illegal abortions if this legislation passes.

Why am I here?

I am here because women are being bullied.

I am here because women are being shamed.

I am here because our doctors are being murdered.

I am here because our clinics are being bombed.

Why I am here?

I am here because laws like this one are closing our health care centers.

I am here because laws like this will make it harder for women to get the care they need.

I am here so women in Texas won't have to drive hundreds of miles to see a doctor.

Why am I here?

I am here because as Representative Senfronia Thompson said, “We will not be bullied.”

I am here because I am a woman and we will not be bullied.

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