Another Reason Why We Should All Try to Be a Little More Like Tami Taylor

07/02/2013 12:17 PM |

If you look closely, you can see the halo.

  • If you look closely, you can see the halo.

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&#8212which includes giving her pamphlets about abortion&#8212in 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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