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Texas Birth Centers Face Increased Scrutiny From Lawmakers, Bureaucrats

While the big reproductive health news out of Texas this summer centered around the regulation of abortion providers, the state's birthing centers are also coming under increased scrutiny from lawmakers and bureaucrats.

While the big reproductive health news out of Texas this summer centered around the regulation of abortion providers, the state’s birthing centers are also coming under increased scrutiny from lawmakers and bureaucrats.

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Report: Taxpayers Responsible for Helping Keep For-Profit Prison Operators Financially Afloat

Correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, according to the new report.

A new report on for-profit private prisons shows how correctional corporations make money whether cells are empty or occupied, depending on citizens to pay “low-crime taxes” when occupancy is down in order to cushion corporations’ bottom lines.

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Wendy Davis to Announce ‘What’s Next’ on October 3

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The Texas senator told her supporters in an email Tuesday that she’ll announce her future plans—a run for governor is rumored—in early October.

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A ‘Grim Tally’: Abusers, Guns, and the Women They Kill

While the broken-record question “Why didn't she leave” may never be satisfactorily answered in every situation, we know, definitively, how most U.S. women killed by abusive partners meet their end: They are shot to death.

While the broken-record question “Why didn’t she leave” may never be satisfactorily answered in every situation, we know, definitively, how most U.S. women killed by abusive partners meet their end: They are shot to death.

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Albuquerque Abortion Ban Vote Set for November

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

The Albuquerque City Council has scheduled a vote on a petitioned 20-week abortion ban in the city for November 19, after councilors questioned the constitutionality of the ordinance and “struggled with whether they were required to schedule a vote on the measure.”

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‘Breakthrough’ Event Celebrates Closing of Texas Planned Parenthood

Abby Johnson (above), the professional anti-Planned Parenthood activist who once managed the Bryan clinic before her religious conversion in 2009, returned to the site of her former workplace.

Three hundred or so rapt but sweating abortion rights opponents gathered beneath a revival-style tent in Central Texas on Saturday to celebrate the closure of a small-town abortion clinic, the only one in its rural county.

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Mapped: Texas’ Crisis Pregnancy Centers Versus Ambulatory Surgical Centers Providing Abortions

With 61 days left before the November deadline, Whole Woman's Health began mapping the locations of Texas' crisis pregnancy centers, plotting 108 centers so far.

A Texas abortion provider maps 108 crisis pregnancy centers, a sobering illustration of what the Texas reproductive health landscape could look like in light of the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law, which is expected to shutter all but six of Texas’ existing abortion facilities.

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Texas AG Candidate Wants to Ban Abortion Because Hypothetical Offspring ‘Would Vote Republican’

Over the last 40 years, 55 million theoretically un-aborted Americans and their 27.5 million hypothetical offspring "would vote Republican" if they had been born, Smitherman says.

Barry Smitherman, an anti-choice candidate for attorney general in Texas, airs his chilling, ruthless fantasy: make abortion illegal, so babies grow up to be Republicans and vote for guys like him.

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Two More Texas Clinics Close, as Perot Foundation Donates $1 Million to Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas

The confluence of ALEC and AUL is further evidence of a new trend on the political right.

Planned Parenthood closed two West Texas clinics within a few days of each other last week, citing its inability to sustain the rural clinics in Texas’ anti-choice climate. Meanwhile, the state Planned Parenthood affiliate received a gift from the foundation of conservative former presidential candidate Ross Perot.

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Texas State Health Services Council Refuses to Vote on Implementation of Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

In a highly unusual, but largely symbolic, move, eight members of the Texas State Health Services Council this morning declined to vote on proposed rules that would put an omnibus anti-abortion bill passed this summer into action.

In a highly unusual, but largely symbolic, move, eight members of the Texas Department of State Health Services Council Thursday morning declined to vote on proposed rules that would put an omnibus anti-abortion bill signed into law this summer into action.

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