Avow Celebrates Retirement of Anti-Abortion Democrat Sen. Eddie Lucio

We are ready to support and invest in a true progressive willing to step up and restore access to abortion and family planning in Texas. Houston, TX – Today, Senator Eddie Lucio- (D-Brownsville) the most anti-abortion, anti-LGBTQ+ and anti-public education Democrat in Texas- announced his retirement. For over three decades, Lucio has been the extremist …

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The Future of Texas is Pro-Abortion

TWEET SHARE Did you know the anti-abortion side uses the word “abortion” 4 times more often than our side does? That’s allowed them to spread lies and medical inaccuracies — and to control the narrative so much that even abortion rights supporters don’t feel comfortable saying the word!  Our side has spent decades using euphemisms …

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After Supreme Court Fails to Act, SB 8 Becomes the First 6 Week Abortion Ban In The Nation To Go Into Effect

Austin, TX –  “The Supreme Court did not take action early Wednesday on a request to block a Texas law prohibiting most abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy, allowing the most restrictive abortion law in the nation to go into effect. The law, known as Senate Bill 8, amounts to a nearly complete ban …

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Public Health Committee Met Without Public Input To Rush Medication Abortion Ban

Austin, TX – The Public Health Committee met at 2 PM today to consider SB 4, a ban on medication abortion. It passed out of committee without any public input.  Avow Executive Director Aimee Arrambide issued the following statement:  Refusing to have timely hearings with public input is what cowards do when they know their …

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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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Avow joins abortion advocates and refuses to participate in sham hearings held under the pretense of democracy

Austin, TX – Governor Abbott is clearly using his special session agenda to prove to his base that he is more extreme than his primary challengers. After failing to address the energy grid, the high uninsured rate of Texans, or the maternal mortality crisis in Texas he announced a special session to address emergency items. …

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For Special Session, Abbott prioritizes yet another abortion restriction, weeks after signing the most extreme ban in the nation

Austin, TX — Today, Abbott announced his priorities for the special session — the vast majority are fringe issues (like abortion restrictions) that attack the fundamental rights of everyday Texans. Abortion is a safe and common procedure, and the majority of Texans–54%– do not want to see new restrictions. We’re just weeks away from SB8–the …

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Last night the Texas Legislature passed a trigger bill that would ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Austin, TX – Last night the Texas Legislature passed HB 1280, a trigger bill that will ban all abortion in Texas if the Supreme Court dismantles the constitutional rights protected by Roe v. Wade. When signed by Governor Abbott, this bill would make abortion care a first-degree felony subjecting doctors to criminal, civil, and disciplinary …

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Gov. Abbott Just Signed SB 8, Pushing Abortion Out of Reach for Texans

Texas bans abortion as early as 6 weeks and opens up our courts to frivolous lawsuits, despite widespread opposition Austin, TX – Governor Abbott just signed into law SB 8, one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the country. This bill bans abortion as early as six weeks gestation before most people know they …

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FIGHT THE TEXAS ABORTION BAN

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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.

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