Feminism | Posted by Micaela Elizabeth Canales on 01/11/2017

After A Year of Anti-Choice Attacks, This Young Texas Latina Is Fighting Back

We're ready to fight back.

We’re ready to fight back.

I don’t actually remember what happened to the condom—just that it was on one minute and then not on the next. Afterward, when my boyfriend and I realized what had happened, we sat on the edge of his twin bed, half-dressed. I knew I wanted to buy some Plan B emergency contraception.

I was sixteen when this happened. As a teen in Texas, I had seen firsthand how hard it could be to get reproductive health care, especially if you are poor, young, undocumented, differently abled, LGBTQIA+, Black, Hispanic, or a person of color. The Supreme Court abortion case win this summer was a major triumph for reproductive justice, but Texas anti-choice politicians have since continued to attack  reproductive healthcare access in the state.

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