Tuesday, July 5, 2016


Dear Activist,

On Monday, the Supreme Court made history by overturning the Texas law (HB2) designed to close 75% of the state's abortion clinics by forcing them to meet the costly standards of surgical centers.

While this is a huge legal victory for women's reproductive rights, unfortunately, the political battle isn't over - not at all.

That's why we're asking you to pledge to vote only for prochoice candidates in 2016.

After the Texas ruling, Trump said, "if Scalia was replaced by me... it would have been the opposite." Trump hopes to name "as many as five" Supreme Court Justices and declared "I will appoint judges that will be pro-life" - chosen by the right-wing Federalist Society.

Trump's judges would overturn Roe v. Wade and criminalize abortion, sending OB/GYNs to jail for murder - and possibly their women patients too.
And state and local Republican politicians are even fiercer in their opposition to abortion than Trump and will not be deterred by this Supreme Court ruling. Instead, they will continue to pass laws and regulations to cut funding for Planned Parenthood, harass clinics, and coerce women into forced childbirth, even in cases of rape and incest.

So there is really only one way to stop them: by defeating every anti-abortion Republican from Donald Trump down to local offices.

Will you pledge to #VOTEPROCHOICE?

We believe 2016 is the best chance we'll ever get because Hillary Clinton will inspire millions of women to vote for a true pro-choice champion.

So to make sure we win from top to bottom, we are mobilizing the pro-choice majority to vote not only for Hillary but also for pro-choice candidates down the entire ballot.

Our campaign is called #VOTEPROCHOICE and our success depends entirely on you.

Here's what we really need you to do:

1. Pledge to vote only for pro-choice candidates at all levels
2. Ask all your pro-choice friends to join you
3. Help us build support on FacebookInstagramTumblr and Twitter
4. Volunteer to join or organize a local chapter of #VOTEPROCHOICE

This is a grassroots effort and we will not ask you for money. Instead, we desperately need your passion and commitment.

Will you pledge to #VOTEPROCHOICE?

Thanks for all you do!

Bob Fertik & Heidi Sieck, Co-founders

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