The Texas House passed some of the nation's most restrictive abortion-access policies this Monday—as the bill #SB5 heads to the state Senate on Tuesday, hundreds of Texans are turning out to protest and there's a major call to action at the capitol building. Here's the background on the controversial bill.
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But recently, rhetoric has taken the issue even further. Current public education campaigns imply that we have a civic duty to tell women when they should get pregnant and reinforce the idea that pregnant women's bodies are public property.