El Paso women protest 6-week abortion ban in Texas
EL PASO, Texas- – Dozens of El Paso women and men took to the streets of downtown El Paso this weekend to rally for reproductive rights.
“It really attacks women’s rights and makes it a whole lot harder for abortion clinics to receive funding,” said Adan Saenz, a man protesting Texas’ new six-week abortion ban. “Abortion clinics are already really hard to access for women.”
“Not only are we putting young girls in danger, but we’re putting the children that will be coming into this world in danger,” said Italy Pacheco, who organized the rally.
Last month, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed the “heartbeat” bill into law, which makes abortions illegal after six weeks. The law applies even in cases of rape or incest.
“Our creator endowed us with the right to life,” Abbott said last month. “Yet, millions of children lose their right to life every year because of abortion. In Texas, we work to save those lives.”
“It’s very disgusting that these strangers are making laws against our own bodies,” said Jax Widmar at the protest.
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