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Woman blasts Texas lawmakers over abortion ban, is forcibly removed from Capitol

"No matter what you do for the next 22 days, women and their allies are coming for you," says Sarah Slamen


Katie McDonough
July 10, 2013 9:30PM (UTC)

Sarah Slamen was one of many reproductive rights advocates to testify against Texas' proposed abortion restrictions at the Senate Health and Human Services committee hearing this week, but her powerful delivery and general badassery made her statement stand out -- and got her forcibly ejected from the Senate chamber by state troopers.

But not before putting lawmakers on notice about their political fates: "Thank you for being you, Texas Legislature. You have radicalized hundreds of thousands of us, and no matter what you do for the next 22 days, women and their allies are coming for you," Slamen said.

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Watch her amazing statement in full here:

h/t Daily Kos


Katie McDonough

Katie McDonough is Salon's politics writer, focusing on gender, sexuality and reproductive justice. Follow her on Twitter @kmcdonovgh or email her at kmcdonough@salon.com.

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