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Katha Pollitt on Abortion Rights, and Reality TV’s Right-Wing Radicalism

On this episode of Reality Cast, Katha Pollitt talks about her new book arguing for abortion rights. I have more on the Texas abortion law and a segment on radical right wingers on reality TV.

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Supreme Court Weighs Intervening in Texas Clinic Closure Fight

Attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court that closing all but eight clinics in the state is an "inconvenience" but not an undue burden on abortion rights.

Attorneys for the State of Texas told the Roberts Court that closing all but eight clinics in the state is an “inconvenience” but not an undue burden on abortion rights.

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Fifth Circuit Refuses to Re-Hear Challenge To Texas Omnibus Anti-Abortion Law

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans announced Thursday that it would deny Texas abortion providers' request for the entire court to re-hear a year-old challenge to the state's omnibus anti-abortion law.

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans announced Thursday that it would deny Texas abortion providers’ request for the entire court to re-hear a year-old challenge to the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Clinic Misled by Texas Health Department Provided Abortions Post-HB 2 Enforcement

A West Texas abortion provider could face disciplinary consequences for following the mistaken advice of the Texas Department of State Health Services, which wrongly informed Hilltop Women's Reproductive Clinic over the weekend that it was exempt from the state's omnibus anti-abortion law.

A West Texas abortion provider could face disciplinary consequences for following the mistaken advice of the Texas Department of State Health Services, which wrongly informed Hilltop Women’s Reproductive Clinic over the weekend that it was exempt from the state’s omnibus anti-abortion law.

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Texas Abortion Providers Appeal to Supreme Court

Rachel Maddow talks with Nancy Northup, president of the Center for Reproductive Rights, about an emergency application her organization filed Monday asking the Supreme Court to block provisions of Texas’ omnibus abortion law that have closed all but eight clinics in the state. Check out all our coverage on Texas here. [via MSNBC]

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Texas Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Block Extreme Restrictions (Updated)

The ongoing federal challenge to Texas' omnibus anti-abortion law made its way to the nation's highest court on Monday evening, with abortion providers asking Justice Antonin Scalia to put an appeals court decision on hold while their case makes its way through the judicial system.

The ongoing federal challenge to Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law made its way to the nation’s highest court on Monday evening, with abortion providers asking Justice Antonin Scalia to put an appeals court decision on hold while their case makes its way through the judicial system.

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Texas Down to Eight Abortion Clinics, Values Voters Claim Oppression

On this episode of Reality Cast, I talk to Sarah Roberts about the relationship of domestic violence and abortion. In another segment, I discuss how Texas lost all but eight abortion clinics after a Fifth Circuit ruling last week, but it’s the conservatives in D.C. who are claiming to be oppressed.

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On ‘Meet the Press,’ Priebus Lies About Reason for Texas Clinic Closures

Texas politicians have been telling us all along that they are passing onerous abortion restrictions out of concern for women's health. But today RNC Chair Reince Priebus said it was all about taxpayer funding of abortion, which doesn't exist in Texas. Hey, Reince? I'm confused.

Texas politicians have been telling us all along that they are passing onerous abortion restrictions out of concern for women’s health. But today RNC Chair Reince Priebus said it was all about taxpayer funding of abortion, which doesn’t exist in Texas. Hey, Reince? I’m confused.

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Fifth Circuit Rules No Burden Too Great to Deny Texans Safe Abortion Care

Thursday's ruling letting the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 take effect demonstrates the meaninglessness of the "undue burden" standard in the Fifth Circuit.

Thursday’s ruling letting the ambulatory surgical center provisions of HB 2 take effect demonstrates the meaninglessness of the “undue burden” standard in the Fifth Circuit.

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No Undue Burden? What Texas’ HB 2 Means for Maria

For a woman like "Maria," a representative 26-year-old living in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, obtaining a legal abortion procedure will now cost more than a month's wages, not to mention considerable lost time. The car ride alone will take her about seven hours—a trip you can experience yourself in the following videos.

For a woman like “Maria,” a representative 26-year-old living in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, obtaining a legal abortion procedure will now cost more than a month’s wages, not to mention considerable lost time. The car ride alone will take her about seven hours—a trip you can experience yourself in the following videos.

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