A federal appeals court ruled Tuesday that Texas’ highly restrictive omnibus anti-abortion law—which would have closed all but eight legal abortion facilities in the state—must remain blocked, for now.
The leader of a national anti-choice lobby group said Sunday that Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law was always intended to shutter legal abortion clinics.
Without the court’s injunction, HB 2 could have reduced the number of Texas abortion providers to eight.
RH Reality Check tours one of Texas’ last remaining abortion clinics, as providers across the state prepare to close their doors in advance of a new law requiring medically unnecessary build-outs to already safe, legal abortion facilities.
In a matter of days, five of Texas’ eight legal abortion providers will operate under the Planned Parenthood banner, a special irony in light of state lawmakers’ professed hatred for the provider.
As September 1 grows closer, a dozen more Texas abortion clinics prepare to close their doors, leaving just eight legal abortion facilities.
Advocates asked a federal court to block the measure before it takes effect next month.
On this episode of Reality Cast, I speak with Chris Karpowitz, co-author of The Silent Sex, on the problem with women not getting heard, even when it really counts. In another segment, I discuss new recordings that show how sleazy anti-choice protesters are, and I report on how even the Bay Area has parents against decent sex education.
While national attention is focused on the police shooting of unarmed teenager Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, researchers and advocates in different cities across the country are pointing out the obvious—this problem is larger than one town.
The tragic shooting death of an unarmed Missouri teenager by a police officer is a wake-up call for advocates that police brutality is a reproductive justice issue.