Joint statement from the State Abortion Access Network on the nomination of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson

Cleveland, OH – The following press statement is issued jointly by the 13 organizations that make up the State Abortion Access Network — Avow, Cobalt, Pro-Choice Connecticut, Pro-Choice Maryland, Pro-Choice Minnesota, Pro-Choice Missouri, Pro-Choice North Carolina, Pro-Choice Ohio, Pro-Choice Oregon, Pro-Choice Virginia, Pro-Choice Washington, Pro-Choice Wyoming, and Reproductive Equity Now: President Joe Biden has nominated …

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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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SCOTUS ALLOWS SB 8 TO REMAIN IN EFFECT

Austin, TX – On Friday, December 10th at 10 am CST the Supreme Court of the United States released their opinion on the two cases challenging SB8, Texas’s 6-week abortion ban. First and most importantly, the anti-abortion majority in Supreme Court allowed SB8 to remain in effect, prolonging the ban on abortion care for the …

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100 Days of Texas’s SB 8

Austin, TX – Today marks 100 days since the most extreme abortion ban in the country has gone into effect without any concrete action or protections from the courts.  “Justices seemed to indicate they wanted to review and rule on the constitutionality of the Texas law, known as Senate Bill 8, quickly when they put the …

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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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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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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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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.

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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!