'Nashville' Star Connie Britton Protests Texas' Abortion Bill With Pro-Choice T-Shirts
Connie Britton wants women to have a choice -- to dress fashionably.
Oh, and she also wants women to be able to decide what to do with their own bodies.
The "Nashville" star has teamed with Planned Parenthood on a pair of T-shirts to show support for women in Texas, where a tough new bill could drastically cut the number of abortion clinics in the state.
The shirts, which come from Britton and the Planned Parenthood Action Fund, bear the phrase, "What Would Tami Taylor Do" -- a reference to Britton's character on the Texas-set series "Friday Night Lights," which tackled the subject of abortion.
The back of the shirts read, "standwithtexaswomen.com."
The shirts range from $22 to $32.
The new line of shirts comes as the Texas legislature considers an abortion bill that, critics argue, would close down most of the clinics offering terminations in the state. The bill was defeated late last month after state senator Wendy Davis delivered a filibuster, pushing it past the deadline. However, Texas governor Rick Perry is moving forward with the bill in a special session that began on Monday.
"I have been inspired by how people around the country have united to stand with the women of Texas, and I can't help but think that, in this moment, we all have the opportunity to join with and become strong, powerful Texas men and women," Britton said in a statement, USA Today reports
Britton currently stars in the ABC drama "Nashville."