I can’t rally with the hundreds of strong women and men fighting for women’s rights in the Texas Capitol, but I did share my story with Senator Wendy Davis to support her efforts to filibuster SB5 tomorrow:
My name is Jessica, I’m a Texan. I was born in Corpus Christi and I graduated from Vista Ridge Highschool in Cedar Park, just a few minutes north of Austin up 183. I was raised on Dublin Dr. Pepper and Friday night football, and I’m proud of the world-class education I’m getting right here at home at the University of Texas at Austin.
I am a Texas woman, and I am a woman of God. My faith informs me that all life is sacred, but my constitution informs me that what goes on between me, my uterus, and my God, is none of your damn business. My female reproductive system is not within your jurisdiction to govern because you are not the voice of God, you are the voice of the people, and the people say no to SB5.
If you’re with us, share yours too.
Tune in on Twitter tomorrow to lend your virtual support!
- Hashtags to follow: #SB5, #StandWithTexasWomen, #TXLedge, #BGTXWomen
- Live updates: Jessica Luther (@scATX), Shelby Cole (@ShelbyLCole), Irma Fernandez (@irmafernandez), Taylor Holden (@Holden_TA),
- Public Figures: Rep. Jessica Farrar (@JFarrarDist148), Senator Wendy Davis (@WendyDavisTexas)