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June 27, 2013 - 2:38 pm

If there was any doubt that President Obama and his allies do not stand for the rule of law, this email should dispel it. Organizing for Action sent the following email out today to its Texas list.

Friend –

Tuesday night was something special.

All across the country, hundreds of thousands of people were loudly standing up with Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator who spoke for 11 hours to filibuster a dangerous bill that would have closed dozens of health clinics that provide services to women across the state.

It was a rare — and if the other side has their way, temporary — victory in that fight. Texas Governor Rick Perry has already scheduled a special legislative session so they can bring it up again next week.

Here’s OFA’s message for them: We’re still standing with Wendy, and we’re not backing down.

As a Texan, this fight is in your own backyard — it’s about the health and rights of your friends and neighbors.

Stand up for the women in your life and add your name today.

This isn’t just a symbolic show of support.

This is about keeping the spotlight on what these legislators are trying to do in Texas, and starting to shine that light on some of the equally disturbing attacks on women that are making their way through state legislatures across the country.

Because of one powerful woman’s voice — and the thousands of people who had her back — it didn’t go Governor Perry’s way on Tuesday night. He called it a “breakdown of decorum and decency” — and what he’s describing was the women of Texas, who literally had to scream to be heard to defend their rights from being stripped away by extremists.

OFA’s fearless Texas State Coordinator Lauren Coffee has been on the ground with our organizers, working with our allies, and making damn sure that this fight isn’t over.

Governor Perry and these extreme Texas legislators might eventually force their bill through. But even they know that what happened on Tuesday was just the start.

Across the country, hundreds of thousands of people tuned in to witness the ugly efforts to strip women’s rights away.

No matter where these extreme measures pop up, OFA is going to be there, fighting for women.

Stand with the women of your state right now — and join this fight today:

http://my.barackobama.com/Stand-Up-For-Women

Thanks — more soon,

Lindsay

Lindsay Siler
National Director of Issue Campaigns
Organizing for Action

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A movement of millions elected President Obama. Let’s keep fighting for change. Chip in $5 or more to support Organizing for Action today.

Women like Abby Johnson, who left Planned Parenthood and have strongly criticized its practices, could have been reached for comment by the Obama campaign, but were not.

BarackObama.com is run by Organizing for Action, which is an IRS-approved tax-exempt 501(c)(4) organization. In this email, OFA explicitly supports both state Sen. Wendy Davis and President Barack Obama, despite the fact that 501(c)(4) organizations are not allowed to support specific political candidates.

Bryan Preston has been a leading conservative blogger and opinionator since founding his first blog in 2001. Bryan is a military veteran, worked for NASA, was a founding blogger and producer at Hot Air, was producer of the Laura Ingraham Show and, most recently before joining PJM, was Communications Director of the Republican Party of Texas.

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Let me see here, we seem to have a controversy impacted from several perspectives.

The authors of the legislation in question would hold it

Would help guarantee women’s safety
Assure clean, safe facilities "up to standards."
Would ban on most abortions after 20 weeks (five months) based on issues of fetal pain and likely viability

One would note, at this point, that there had been Senator Rand Paul’s notable filibuster and its positive influence on his "political career," that might cause its example to be among the contemplations of a political aspirant.

That Senator Davis would choose this opportunity to emulate the strategy is entirely understandable.

I find it difficult to understand how and why a woman who finds herself in a circumstance she believes are untenable, a situation that must be rectified ,,, would not be able to reach that conclusion by or before 5 months have passed and would not wish care in clean, safe facilities.

To put this another way, that a Senator, as one who has used the occasion of choices for life in her family, to pursue a successful career with its opportunity to serve her community - it seems regrettable she would use her opportunities to champion for less than this legislation offers for her supporters.

As for the Senator’s OFA, my.barackobama.com/Stand-Up-For-Women, #StandwithWendy supporters ... with leaders who have been fueling beliefs in what they describe as a “War against Women” (to the detriment of their Alinsky-style true believing masses) ... the alternative they offer is a sad commentary on the gullibility of their low information duped followers.

Last but not least, the most relevant issue is how to bring the light of “the truth of the matters asserted” to those besotted with the cause ,,,, I don’t have an answer beyond plain talking advocacy for our legitimate objectives and beneficial ends for the effected ... but I’ll keep thinking about it.

Thanks for enlightening us. These are dangerous times. Progressive utopia is toxic!
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" despite the fact that 501(c)(4) organizations are not allowed to support specific political candidates." That only applies to conservative organizations, not to fascist ones.
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