Into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, we watched as Texas Senators Wendy Davis, Leticia R. Van de Putte, state Representatives Senfronia Thompson and Jessica Farrar rallied young people, women and activists from across Texas in the face of one of the worst anti-choice bills ever proposed.
Join us in thanking them for their support. We need more politicians like them in office - willing to defend reproductive rights!

Into the wee hours of Wednesday morning, we watched as Texas Senators Wendy Davis, Leticia R. Van de Putte, state Representatives Senfronia Thompson and Jessica Farrar rallied young people, women and activists from across Texas in the face of one of the worst anti-choice bills ever proposed.

Join us in thanking them for their support. We need more politicians like them in office - willing to defend reproductive rights!

Thank you, Wendy, for standing up to make sure the voices of millions of Texans were heard.

Thank you, Wendy, for standing up to make sure the voices of millions of Texans were heard.

damnsoprochoice:

Imagine how many people are here today thanks to abortion.

Imagine all the small children you have in your life not being here, because their mother didn’t have an abortion with a child before. 

I know several children that were born after their mother had an abortion, a year, 4 years, or 10 years before. If not for that, they wouldn’t be here. That’s heartbreaking.

So if you get upset because your parent had an abortion before having you, remember that that abortion is the reason you were able to be born. Look at the children around you, chances are that at least one of them wouldn’t have been there today if not for abortion.

Who are you to say these children shouldn’t have been born? If we twist it that way?

Abortion makes life possible. Imagine that.

My Pro-Choice Politician: Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago)

This is the first in what we hope to be a continuing series where you all nominate state- or local-level elected officials who are standing up for reproductive rights in their communities and states, and we all, as a community, thank them for what they do.

We need to keep reminding these hard-working, often unacknowledged state-level politicians that we see the work they are doing and we are incredibly grateful for it.

This idea was inspired by our post a while back for Kentucky State Rep Darryl Owens.

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Today’s Pro-choice Politician is Kelly Cassidy, a rep out of Illinois.

Ms. Cassidy was nominated by Elizabeth Dietz Butterfield on our Facebook page.

Cassidy became nationally famous in early March when she proposed a “Viagra Amendment” to a forced ultrasound bill in Illinois.

From RH Reality Check:

Illinois Representative Kelly Cassidy (D-Chicago) is pushing for equality by proposing an amendment to new state anti-choice laws — which require women to undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion — which, in turn, requires men to view a video about the possible effects of taking Viagra before obtaining a prescription.

The Illinois forced ultrasound bill later died.

Let’s thank Rep. Kelly Cassidy for her work in protecting reproductive rights:

Thanks, Rep. Cassidy!
If you’d like to nominate someone for our new “My Pro-Choice Politician” series, you can do so on our Facebook page or via Twitter (we’re @rhrealitycheck and use hashtag #prochoicepol).