For Immediate Release
Ted Miller, Communications Director
NARAL Pro-Choice America Celebrates Sen. Wendy Davis’ Historic Filibuster in Texas
WASHINGTON - NARAL Pro-Choice America President Ilyse Hogue lauded Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis on her historic filibuster.
“Last night, Wendy Davis inspired people across the country and showed us what a true pro-choice champion looks like,” said Hogue. “Outnumbered by anti-choice politicians in the Texas state Senate, yet supported by a galvanized crowd of protesters, Wendy stood victorious and made history in the fight to protect a woman’s right to choose. We proud of her and our colleagues at NARAL Pro-Choice Texas for making this victory possible.
“But Texas women still face an anti-choice governor and an anti-choice majority in the legislature determined to pass a bill that would likely close all but five clinics in Texas that provide abortion care and basic health-care services. This could hurt tens of thousands of Texas women and families.
“This is why elections matter. We need more people like Wendy Davis. This fight doesn’t just take place in legislatures; it takes place at the ballot box. Davis’ filibuster happened the same night we celebrated the election of another pro-choice champion, Ed Markey, to the U.S. Senate. Thanks to Wendy’s inspiration, and others like her, we will continue to work to make sure we help elect men and women to every level of office who will protect the constitutional rights enshrined in Roe v. Wade.”
For more than 30 years, NARAL Pro-Choice America has been the nation's leading advocate for privacy and a woman's right to choose. With more than one million members and supporters, NARAL Pro-Choice America is fighting to protect the pro-choice values of freedom and privacy. With the Supreme Court one vote away from overturning Roe v. Wade and many state legislatures under anti-choice control, our work has never been more important.