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PAI Statement on Near-Total Abortion Ban in Texas

For Immediate Release

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By Nabeeha Kazi Hutchins, president and CEO of PAI

PAI stands in solidarity with community organizations that are fighting against the assault on a woman’s right to have control over her body and matters related to her health, sexuality and economic well-being. The enactment of Texas Senate Bill 8 (SB8), which bans abortion starting at six weeks of pregnancy, is now the nation’s most restrictive and regressive abortion law.

The law violates constitutional rights, threatens to unravel Roe v. Wade, disproportionately hurts Black, Brown and Indigenous communities and is an affront to hard-won progress for sexual and reproductive health and rights at home. It also sends a draconian global message that fuels anti-abortion and anti-women’s rights activities abroad. PAI will remain steadfast in our advocacy for universal sexual and reproductive health and rights, which includes access to safe abortion. Join us, our partners abroad and Texas community-based organizations to promote, protect and preserve the full rights of women in the United States and around the world and the providers and individuals who work to make safe abortions possible.

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