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Tue Jul 23, 2013, 11:04 AM Jul 2013

Awesome dad defends awesome daughter’s message to Texas lawmakers [View all]

A 14-year-old Texan stirred a considerable amount of controversy last week with a quippy sign protesting the state’s sweeping new abortion restrictions. Tuesday Cain’s message, written on brilliant pink poster board, read: “Jesus isn’t a dick, so keep him out of my vagina.”

Soon after, an image of Tuesday and her advice to Texas lawmakers started making the rounds on Twitter, and reproductive rights opponents (and jerks on social media) wasted no time in losing their damn minds over it.

On Monday, Tuesday’s father, Billy, came to his daughter’s defense, writing for the Guardian that he was proud of Tuesday’s willingness to stand up for her convictions — and her basic human rights — by coming out to protest the law (with some serious flair):

As parents, we believe that children should be taught continually, instead of just at school. My daughter and I have been to city council meetings to watch and discuss how politics gets done in the city. We have taken our children to the Capitol repeatedly because it is important for them to understand how politics affects them personally. When Sen. Wendy Davis was stopped from filibustering, I woke my daughter up so that she could watch the proceedings on the internet. We stayed up until 3.30am watching more coverage and researched the issues together. I explained as best I could what the bill itself would mean to women in the state of Texas, as well as how it would influence politics throughout the United States if it were passed. When my wife and I decided to go to the Capitol, we welcomed her to come along…

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k and r niyad Jul 2013 #1
Brilliant. PDJane Jul 2013 #2
That's great! kentauros Jul 2013 #3
What a great dad! Borchkins Jul 2013 #4
This is how we get more Wendy Davis's. L0oniX Jul 2013 #5
And we NEED them! calimary Jul 2013 #8
excellent dad and a remarkable daughter NewJeffCT Jul 2013 #6
I'm a dad of daughters and..... JimboBillyBubbaBob Jul 2013 #7
K&R! He is teaching her what is important! Dustlawyer Jul 2013 #9
This is what good parents who love their children do AndyA Jul 2013 #10
Great story Lithos Jul 2013 #11
Only 14- wow, what a future. Good on us for that. toby jo Jul 2013 #12
K&R! sheshe2 Jul 2013 #13
may i always be as proud of my kids dembotoz Jul 2013 #14
If I had a vagina I would let Jesus inside it. Odious justice Jul 2013 #15
would marriage donquijoterocket Jul 2013 #16
strong platonic female friend, estranged from father, close to his mother... Odious justice Jul 2013 #18
You go, Tuesday (and dad)! Le Taz Hot Jul 2013 #17
K & R Scurrilous Jul 2013 #19
Anything tosh Jul 2013 #20
Love it. Wish I had a dad like that when I was growing up. nt SunSeeker Jul 2013 #21
We are men... awoke_in_2003 Jul 2013 #22
LOVE IT. n/t onecent Jul 2013 #23
Rec, nt. Lunacee_2013 Jul 2013 #24
K & R ! yesphan Jul 2013 #25
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