A former professional football player argues that with enough men as leaders and partners, we can build a culture in which women and men are safe: safe going to parties, safe speaking up, and safe being whoever they want to be.
In a rare victory for reproductive health advocates in Texas, the federal government has awarded a federal Title X family planning grant not to the Department of State Health Services, but to a coalition of specialized family planning providers, including Planned Parenthood.
Thousands of men gathered in Dallas on Saturday to break the culture of silence around domestic violence, encouraging themselves and their peers to take responsibility for violence against women.
The author of a Texas TRAP law said Tuesday he didn’t believe the bill would lead to closure of any abortion providing facilities, or reduce access to safe, legal abortion care for Texans, even though that’s exactly what it is meant to do.
Patrick wants to keep Planned Parenthood from providing sex education curriculum in public schools. Watch how he treats citizens who respectfully disagree with him.
Texas Sen. Dan Patrick chairs the state senate’s prestigious public education committee. But when it comes to statesmanship, Patrick seems to reserve the professionalism only for those who agree with him.
Last week, clergy from across the state of Texas gathered at the capitol building in Austin to show their support for access to contraception. Clad in collars, stoles and other religious garb, they stood in the outdoor rotunda to call, publicly, for legislators to stop their ongoing attacks on Texans’ freedom to choose when and whether to have children.
Planned Parenthood stands with Texas women and against the Texas politicians trying to restrict women’s access to preventive health care, including breast and cervical cancer screenings, HIV tests, and birth control.
Citing new research showing that Texas’ increased restrictions on abortion are negatively affecting women, family planning clinics, and abortion providers in the state, Rep. Jessica Farrar will file a bill this week to overturn the forced 24-hour waiting period.
Following on the heels of a House member, a second Texas legislator with ties to the American Legislative Exchange Council files a companion bill to the state’s proposed 20-week abortion ban.