The harm done in Texas is far worse than people could even have envisioned: The near-total abortion ban has effectively stopped Texans from pursuing healthcare services to which they still have a legal right. It has virtually barred them from seeking information about abortion or obtaining appropriate care.
The value of human life in Texas is a complete mystery. A six-week fetus with a questionable heartbeat is more deserving of protection than a bystander killed by gunshot from a weapon whose owner is no longer required to be licensed. What a strange time this is to be a woman.
April may be Sexual Assault Awareness Month, but every month—indeed every day—should be a time of awareness of the scourge of sexual assault and the pain inflicted on its victims.
It’s time to improve the systems already in place and to enact legislation that gives survivors the support, protection and justice they deserve.
“Sexual abuse survivors have endured an exhausting journey only to learn now that their long-awaited day in court is postponed to an unknown date. I reassure my clients, as well as survivors everywhere, that there is a silver lining. This pause in the court system may ultimately make their cases stronger.”