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Avow Staff and Board members announce departure of executive director Aimee Arrambide

After four years of strong leadership, Aimee Arrambide is stepping down as the executive director of Avow Texas. Current deputy director Emily Martin, who has been at Avow for more than ten years, will serve as interim executive director beginning January 1, 2023. Aimee started her reproductive health, rights, and justice career at Avow Texas, …

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Texas trigger law bans abortion — even in cases of rape, incest, or fetal anomaly

Providing an abortion in Texas is now a felony. There aren’t even exceptions for rape, incest, or fetal anomaly. Every Republican in the State House and Senate approved this law. And Gov. Greg Abbott signed it into law in 2021, knowing it would almost certainly become a reality. The goal of the “trigger ban” was …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v Wade, Texas extremists could soon criminalize all abortion care

Legal analysis on the ruling is still coming in, but here’s the bottom line: The Supreme Court is giving the green light to extremists across the country to outright ban abortion — and Texas will be the number one battleground. For decades, Texas lawmakers have pushed the most extreme attacks on abortion. If we’re going …

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Key findings from Avow Dallas-Fort Worth Area Abortion Rights Focus Group

A research group on behalf of Avow conducted 5 online focus groups from March 14 to 23, 2022. Participants were recruited from a DFW district and segmented as follows: Participants were recruited to represent a mix of gender, age, educational attainment, marital status, parental status, sexual orientation, employment status, and occupation. Prior to having an …

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Take Action for Abortion Access

The leaked Supreme Court opinion has thrown us all into crisis. If the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade, Texas’s trigger law — which would ban and criminalize abortion — would go into place 30 days after the opinion is formally released. As of today, abortion is still legal, but soon, abortion at any stage …

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Avow Endorses Rochelle Garza in the Democratic Primary for Attorney General

Houston, TX –– Avow endorses Rochelle Garza in the Democratic primary for Attorney General. This is the first time Avow has endorsed a candidate for Attorney General. Ken Paxton’s Most Notable Moments Attacking Abortion Rights In a losing effort, Ken Paxton asked the Supreme Court to uphold abortion restrictions in 2015. These restrictions (HB2) caused …

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Why we ❤️ abortion and use the phrase “pro-abortion”

Do our abortion heart stickers or pro-abortion t-shirts make you uncomfortable? If they do, you aren’t alone. As Avow continues to shift culture through our programming, our swag, and our trainings, many people have expressed their discomfort. The conversation usually starts with something like this:  “Nobody loves abortion.” “It’s too in your face.”  “I’m pro-choice, …

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7 Anti-Abortion Restrictions Advance in the Texas House

Last week, the House heard seven anti-abortion restrictions that have already passed in the Senate. Coupled with the existing restrictions in Texas, accessing abortion care under the proposed policies would be impossible. Here’s what anti-abortion lawmakers are just steps away from passing: #1) 6-week abortion ban: HB 1515 / SB 8 is an extreme and …

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BREAKING: Supreme Court Overturns Roe v Wade

Texas could soon criminalize all abortion. But together, we still have the power to take back our futures. Right now, Avow canvassers are working in the field and talking to voters about what abortion access means to our communities.

When we win back abortion rights at the state level, no out-of-touch, extreme judge will ever have the power to take it away again. Rush a donation and commit to restoring abortion access in Texas.

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When we win back abortion rights at the state level, no out-of-touch, extreme judge will ever have the power to take it away again. Rush a donation and commit to restoring abortion access in Texas.

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FIGHT THE TEXAS ABORTION BAN

SB 8 bans abortion as early as 6 weeks and puts a $10,000 bounty on anyone who helps someone get abortion care. Now more than ever, we need unapologetic abortion rights advocates to lay the groundwork to defeat anti-abortion lawmakers.

Chip in to organize Texans to restore abortion access in our state. The organizing we do today determines the gains we make in 2022.

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NARAL Pro-Choice Texas is now Avow!

To avow means to declare openly, bluntly, and without shame. Now more than ever, our state needs bold and unapologetic advocacy for abortion rights.

As an independent, Texas-based organization, Avow will continue our work at the state and local level — where the decisions that most impact Texans are happening.

Together, we can build a Texas where every person is trusted, thriving, and free to pursue the life they want.

Learn more about our new name, inspired by bold and unapologetic abortion advocates like you!