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Take Action: Keep Abortion Safe and Legal

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Abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for a woman.

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Debbie G (306)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:45 pm
Although I'm not a Texan I signed anyway. This is not just a Texas issue.

Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:45 pm

Take Action: Keep Abortion Safe and Legal

Governor Perry added legislation related to abortion to the agenda for this month’s Special Session. Not one bill targeting safe, legal abortion passed in the Regular Session, and now Governor Perry is playing politics with women’s health by forcing this issue onto the Legislature’s fast-tracked agenda. Please join us and act now to protect Texas women’s access to safe, legal abortion.

Abortion is a deeply personal and often complex decision for a woman. Ultimately, decisions about whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child are best left to a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor or health care provider. To protect their health and the health of their families, women must have access to safe, legal abortion without interference from politicians.

There's strength in numbers: Take action and tell Governor Perry to focus on pressing education and economic issues, not on interfering with women’s private medical decisions.

Please show your solidary with the women of Texas - sign and share. Thank you.

Animae C (514)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:45 pm

Kit B (276)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:46 pm

Absolutely Debbie this is not just a Texas cause, though we do need many others to stand with us.

Animae C (514)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:55 pm
Shared with all on my list.


Candy L (473)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:56 pm
Thanks signed & Tweeted

Esther Z (94)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 8:57 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit.

Constance F (418)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:10 pm
Revised and sent ~ in a heartbeat. Thank you for posting. And thanks AniMaeChi for sending out.

Julie E (405)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:16 pm
Signed. Thank you Kit for the post and AniMaeChi for the forward :)

Theresa D (1)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 9:20 pm
God bless Texas, but this is a women choice not the state.

cynthia l (207)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:04 pm
Signed i stand by any woman from anywhere. it is personal and very complex but it is our right to choose
thank you Kit and AniMaeChi for forwarding buckets of stars to you

Giana Peranio-paz (398)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 10:24 pm
N&S Thanks Kit.

Past Member (0)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:03 pm
Signed Cheers

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Wednesday June 12, 2013, 11:58 pm
Thank you for fighting for women in Texas! I grew up in Fort Worth, and when I go back, I feel as if I've entered the twilight zone. My mother died, the state was gerrymandered, and Molly Ivins is gone. This latest change--taking away women's rights to make their own healthcare decisions has increased my sense of alienation from the state. I was proud of the history of the State, but that has turned to ashes in my mouth. More and more states are falling the way Texas fell, and in time, this will be a one party country like Russia. People have to wake up and put a stop to the insanity before it's too late. The men who want to own America are not like Eisenhower or Lincoln; the men are vampires who will suck every last drop of blood out the American people, and when they are finished with Americans, they will move on to the people of other countries. Oh, but wait a minute, they have already begun to do just that. Look at what has happened to Greece, Spain, and all the others. I'm not sure if signing petitions can stop the tsunami of greed, but I will pray that it can.

Thursday June 13, 2013, 12:11 am
Noted & Signed. Thanks Kit

Jason B (142)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:02 am
Signed thanks, All women have A right to chose

Judy C (97)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:48 am
It let me sign, even though I'm not a Texan. Choice is imperative. Thanks, Kit.

Birgit W (160)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 3:55 am
US only, thank you.

Gloria picchetti (304)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:26 am

Lisa N (206)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:36 am
Signed, thanks AniMae!

Sheryl G (363)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:46 am
This is a Woman's Issue.....what happens to one woman happens to us all. If it is allowed to continue then it is only a matter of time before no woman has any rights left.

I do not want to go back to those "bad" old days. I'm old enough to recall the horror stories of women dying on kitchen tables under the hands of some butcher and those who died in bathtubs from a coat hanger method.

Bryna, you speak a lot of Truth there. There is the creep of taking over by some sinister mind thought and it isn't as you say, the Eisenhower type of Party thought. In fact he warned of that which is taking place when it does come to the ongoing wars and a few making money off of wars.

People think that they live in America that it can't happen here. Remember there is nothing written in stone that states that fact. In fact it's due to that thinking that it can't happen here that too many believe; that we have this "taking over" right under so many noses.

There is a reason that women are under attack.

“A nation is not conquered until the hearts of its women are on the ground. Then it is done, no matter how brave its warriors or strong its weapons.”
Cheyenne Nation

Nicole W (646)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:01 am
signed and shared, thank you Kit for posting and AniMaeChi for forwarding

Anette S (22)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:40 am

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:51 am
Personalized and signed, thanks Kit.

Angelika R (143)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:15 am
It says.. "As a Texas voter...."-so will they perhaps sort out other addresses? I hate to fill in fake but would make an exception here, not matching the text though..?

Angelika R (143)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:18 am
Never mind, I deleted that part, message sent, thx Kit.

Barbara F (47)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:34 am
Sent message & noted. Thanks AniMae!

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:24 am
A woman should the one deciding on what her needs are...even if some deem it immoral! Thx Kit

JL A (281)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:30 am
S&N--happy to support my sisters in TX

Ben O (171)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:56 am

Thomas P (280)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 8:56 am
Noted and signed...thanks Kit. Absolutely NOT just a Texas issue. Legislators are doing their best to deny women their rights in Mississippi, Alabama, Virginia, Pennsylvania, Michigan, and Wisconsin. All these states have one thing in common...legislatures with Republican majorities. Denying a woman her right to choose is a core issue of theirs.

Gene J (290)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:23 am
Signed, just took out the word Texas. Everyone here is right, this is a national issue though the attacks are coming state by state.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:39 am

This is 100% a petition about freedom and choice.
No one that can not determine the out come of their own life is free.

The petition requires only a US postal code, not a Texas address.
Thank you for signing and caring. This is not just for women, we need the support of good men.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 9:49 am

Stand WITH Texas Women - Not as a Texas Woman. Open for signatures across the country.


Jim P (3257)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:35 am
Petition signed with a CA address.

Male politicians need to stay out of a woman's vagina and mind their own business.
Women are intelligent regarding their own health issues including abortion.

Planned Parenthood's work at the local and national level, where Planned Parenthood provides clinical services, comprehensive, accurate health information, and works to ensure universal access to quality, affordable health care.

Abortion plays a very small part in the overall picture of Family Planning.

We all do not want to go back to the olden days of back alley "bloody coat-hanger" abortions.

PETITION: Peace Corps volunteers deserve equal access to abortion coverage
The late Senator Frank Lautenberg introduced a bill that would extend access to abortion to women in the Peace Corps. PETITION:

Ty, Kit.

Arielle S (313)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:51 am
Bravo to you, Kit, and to all who signed... special thanks to the men. I told the governor I would not mess with his penis if he would stop trying to dictate rules about my body....

Terrie Williams (798)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:09 am
Noted. Signed and shared in private email.

Kit B (276)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:34 am

Just a note to anyone who thinks this is an issue only for those who are not religious. This is a part of the petition being sent by being sent to Texas Catholics:

As a Catholic and a constituent, I urge you to oppose all restrictions to abortion access during the special session, and I further ask you to do everything in your power to ensure that leadership in the legislature does the same. I do not want my elected officials to spend this special session restricting abortion access. There are real emergencies, in need of real solutions, facing the state right now—including the suffering imposed by the legislature when it last restricted reproductive healthcare access.

Jane H (139)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:20 pm
Thanks, Kit----noted and signed.

Joanne Dixon (38)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 1:51 pm
Signed, took out "Texas." I have yet to hear that the church plans to strip St. Thomas Aquinas of his sainthood or of his title "Doctor of the Church" because he supported abortion. I suppose that is coming, but hope I am wrong.

Jean C (18)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:02 pm
So many men seem to want to have recreational sex as often as possible, but when they don't have to pay the consequences, it is easy for them to preach morality. This is a tough issue, and I'm not sure why the government is involved in it anyways.

I guess the only way to solve this problem is for people to have sex ONLY when they want to bear children, and not at all for pleasure. What do you think, guys...?

Dianna M (16)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 2:14 pm
I deleted the "As a Texas voter" part--since I'm not--but I did say that "I stand with the women of Texas, and firmly believe they are capable of making their own decisions about their own well-being."

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 4:02 pm
"Ultimately, decisions about whether to choose adoption, end a pregnancy, or raise a child are best left to a woman, her family, and her faith, with the counsel of her doctor or health care provider."

Hear, hear! Signed.

Rose Becke (141)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:18 pm
Signed Kit

Vicky P (476)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 5:32 pm
Noted and Signed

pam w (139)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:37 pm

Mitchell D (104)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:47 pm
Noted and signed.
I, also, am not a Texas resident, but do have family there,, and wrote that i would be talking with them about this issue.

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 6:55 pm
Oh yeah, I happily signed and noted ~ Thanks Kit!

James Maynard (84)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 7:22 pm
Rickje boy is/was/will forever be an embarrassment to
me and the State of Texas....

Sheila D (28)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 10:37 pm
Noted and signed. Thanks, Kit. Now if they would just teach facts in sexual education instead of all the crap they've been "teaching" since the Shrub was in office. Women are more likely to make healthy decisions if they have facts to work with, and not the fantasy Texan schools have been pushing.

Colleen L (3)
Thursday June 13, 2013, 11:37 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Kit

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 12:17 am
Thanx AniMae

Robert O (12)
Friday June 14, 2013, 12:28 am
Signed. Thanks Kit.

William Away Barratt (49)
Friday June 14, 2013, 1:23 am
Wouldn't let me sign, but will send email.

Irene S (69)
Friday June 14, 2013, 5:01 am
Took me a lot of researche to become a TX resident, but done. ;-)

Mary T (358)
Friday June 14, 2013, 9:22 am
Signed & noted Kit...everyone deserves a safe and legal abortion.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 10:59 am
signed All women deserve the right to abortion and definitely safe abortion.

Past Member (0)
Friday June 14, 2013, 1:23 pm
Noted and signed! Thank you, Kit for posting and AniMaeChi for sharing!

Lynn S (235)
Friday June 14, 2013, 11:09 pm
I unfortunately had to sign under WA state but I stand with women globally for the right to make their own decisions about their healthcare. I have heard rumblings here in Canada to abolish abortion or make it much more difficult. Canada maybe an upcoming battleground for women's rights.


Kathleen R (138)
Saturday June 15, 2013, 11:11 am
signed & noted

Melania Padilla (122)
Sunday June 23, 2013, 11:28 am
US only ;(

Deborah W (6)
Saturday June 29, 2013, 6:46 pm
Read somewhere that with the new rules and regulations put forth all but 5 facilities in the state will close because upgrades to conform are too expensive. Screams inadequacy.

Find it hard to believe that standardizing health and safety requirements across the board, which benefit ALL women involved ... licensed doctors with hospital privileges, certified "assistants", sterile and fully equipped working facilities, open entrance/exit access, hallways wide enough to accommodate litters in case transport to hospital becomes necessary, etc. ... how can they not want that?
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