Hey y'all! My name is Genevieve and I'm from Texas. Generally, this means everything is awesomesauce.
This is my governor, Rick That Douchebag Perry:
[He didn't actually say this. But it seems pretty plausible that he thinks it.]
That's right, self identifying ladies and all others with a uterus: Rick Perry wants to get all up in your uterus. And not in the good way.
But unlike Rick Perry and all of the anti choicers in the pink dome, you and I know a few things (let's call them facts) that he doesn't.
If you listen to Rick Perry and his friends, they make it sound like all of the people having these abortions are irresponsible single sex havers (not that there is anything wrong with being a single sex haver). But this doesn't tell the whole story.
58% of women having abortions are in their 20s; 61% have one or more children; 85% are unmarried; 69% are economically disadvantaged; and 73% report a religious affiliation. No racial or ethnic group makes up a majority: 36% of women obtaining abortions are white non-Hispanic, 30% are black non-Hispanic, 25% are Hispanic and 9% are of other racial backgrounds.
But these statistics are only a tiny bit of the point, because an abortion is a private decision that every person has the right to make no matter who they are, how they got pregnant, how many kids they do or do not have, whether they believe in God or the flying spaghetti monster on the dark side of the moon.
In Texas, the majority in the state government is fighting hard to make sure that abortion is harder to access. The longer a person has to wait to have an abortion, the more expensive the procedure becomes.
But here is where we come in! You and me, my lovely pro choice friend, who believes that people have the right to have safe, legal, accessible abortions.
I know that the shitstorm of anti-choice legislation coming out of the Texas government makes you want to:
And the awesome thing is: THERE IS SOMETHING YOU CAN DO! My team is bowling to raise money for the Lilith Fund, an abortion access fund that helps people in Texas afford abortions. You can help us reach our goal and stick it to Rick The Dick Perry.
So what are you waiting for? Team PUCK FERRY needs your help to make sure abortion in Texas is still accessible, no matter what Rick Douchebag Perry says.
Here's a quick refresher:
Abortion should be safe, legal, and accessible for everyone who needs one, right?
In Texas, our state government is trying REALLY FUCKING HARD to make sure abortion is almost impossible to provide.
Nope, I'm not.
BUT YOU CAN HELP! Donate to my team, Puck Ferry, and we can stick it to Rick I Hate Your Uterus Perry.
Let's do this.