WASHINGTON – Today, Texas student and Young People For (YP4) Fellow Taylor Crumpton spoke out at the Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. in support of women’s health and abortion access as the Supreme Court heard arguments in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Excerpts from Crumpton’s speech today:
“As a young black woman who advocates with 5.4 million other people of reproductive age in Texas, I know that our fight is not just for reproductive rights but reproductive access.
“The passage of HB2 has had horrific and lasting consequences for people with uteruses living in Texas. Many of us live in isolated communities where the nearest abortion provider is up to 500 miles away. Immigration check points and economically inaccessible transportation options make it nearly impossible for many to reach the live saving healthcare they need.
“It is unacceptable and morally corrupt for disconnected politicians and judges to force people into self-induced abortions at the potential cost of one’s life.”
Crumpton, a junior at Abilene Christian University, is a visionary leader who works at the intersection of faith and public service in rural Texas. She is a passionate advocate for racial and reproductive justice. She is also a 2015 Fellow with Young People For (YP4), a leadership development program of People For the American Way Foundation that works with the young folks leading justice movements around the country.
To request a phone interview with Crumpton, please email Laura Epstein (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Crumpton speaking at the Supreme Court: