Best Standing Activist

Sadie Hernandez

Standing outside the Governor’s Mansion day after day for over a month, Sadie Hernandez braved the sweltering Texas summer heat to protest the Legislature’s politically motivated move to kick Planned Parenthood out of the state's life-saving Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program. What started as a one-woman rally ballooned into a movement garnering national media attention and a surprise visit from women’s health champion and former Senator Wendy Davis. The tenacious young activist hoped Gov. Abbott would veto the measure; while the anti-choice guv failed to do so, the power of the “People’s Veto” reminded us all the fight to block ideological-led attacks on basic reproductive health care ain’t over yet.

Planned Parenthood
201 E. Ben White, 512/275-0171

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle