Connie Britton, Planned Parenthood Team Up on "What Would Tami Taylor Do?" T-Shirt

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Planned Parenthood and Connie Britton are teaming up on a new t-shirt asking, in reference to her famous TV character: What would Tami Taylor do?

Connie Britton as Tami Taylor

Available for the month of July, the shirt reading "WWTTD? What Would Tami Taylor Do?" is designed to allow others to show support for Texas women.

The back of the t-shirt boasts the URL standwithtexaswomen (dot) org.

Connie, who currently stars on ABC's Nashville, said in a statement:

"The character Tami on Friday Night Lights is a Texas woman deeply committed to her community and to standing up for what is right for her neighbors and the people she loves."

"I have been inspired by how people around the country have united to stand with the women of Texas."

"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's partnership with Planned Parenthood was clearly motivated by the the Texas state legislature's aims to impose restrictions on abortion.

The proposed law, while not banning abortion, makes one so difficult to obtain that it would effectively shut down 36 of 42 clinics in the Lone Star State.

State Senator Wendy Davis (D) made headlines with a 13-hour filibuster that stopped the legislation, but Gov. Rick Perry (R) has vowed to pass it.

After what many felt was a cheap shot at Davis, Perry called for another session of the legislature starting today in hopes of getting the bill signed.

The bill's future is unclear, but it's already started a movement.

“These laws threaten women’s health and safety,” Dawn Laguens, executive vice president of Planned Parenthood Action Fund, said in a statement.

“Like people across the country, Connie Britton saw thousands of Texans stand up last week and demand to be heard, and she wanted to stand with them."

"She’s partnering with Planned Parenthood Action Fund on this shirt so that people all across the country can show their support."

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