On September 1, 2021, SB 8 went into effect here in Texas, essentially banning abortions beyond 6 weeks. Most women don’t know they’re pregnant until 9 to 12 weeks.
SB8 and SB315 are collectively a dystopian and misogynistic war on women. Our bodily autonomy cannot be left to the whims of the state. Bureaucrats in Austin and Washington, D.C. do not represent us; they are bought and sold by malignant corporate interests at the expense of the least economically privileged.
SB8 provides for private citizens to sue other private citizens and medical providers who assist anyone anywhere in any way in obtaining an abortion after six weeks. Most women don’t know they’re pregnant until between 10 and 12 weeks. This dystopian move will serve to further divide the public; we Texans have the potential to face untold consequences from neighbor spying on neighbor and family turning in family.
In other misogynistic deeds by out of touch men who purport to serve the public but, again, cause grave harm, thousands of Texans found themselves suddenly and unexpectedly unemployed this past spring. A new law, SB315 found many young people suddenly and unexpectedly unemployed. A prohibition on any sexually oriented business employing workers under 21 took effect. This includes, but is not limited to, exotic dancers, cocktail waitresses, and even bartenders, barbacks, valets, etc.
Candidate Lindsey was a stripper from ages 19 – 22. She stands with workers of all types, particularly those most oppressed by the state.
Senate District 3 incumbent Robert Nichols, who voted for SB8 and was a primary sponsor for SB315, has had a long record of backing terrible bills that trample the rights of women.