Given the recent legislative events in Ohio and the continued battle over a woman’s body in Texas (both of which you should take a moment to read about via Kristin Iversen’s post here), it seems like a suitable time to buy yourself a “What Would Tami Taylor Do?” t-shirt in support of Planned Parenthood, which is now a thing that is possible because Planned Parenthood, in conjunction with Saint Connie Britton, is selling “What Would Tami Taylor Do” t-shirts. See, look.
This of course stems from season 4 of the best show ever televised (Friday Night Lights), in which Britton’s character, as the principal of a Texas high school whose general awesomeness rivals Beyonce’s, informs a pregnant student about her options—which includes giving her pamphlets about abortion—in hopes of the student talking things over with her parents and making an informed and safe decision for herself. This causes a rising among the community, no big surprise there, and results in Taylor’s demotion from principal, but Taylor doesn’t care too much because she believes informing students of their rights is a good thing. (Then she becomes a country music star!) Point being, Texas could use a few more Tami Taylors and Wendy Davises right about now. Buying a t-shirt is a step in that direction.
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