Rep. Jonathan Stickland’s “former fetus” sign isn’t just a matter ripe for mockery. It’s an issue of life and death for the people in Texas who rely on Planned Parenthood, and other specialized providers of reproductive health care, for affordable cancer screenings and treatment.
A Texas lawmaker has proposed a bill that would give pregnant Texans and their families the same end-of-life decision-making rights as non-pregnant people, striking a line from a health and safety statute that requires pregnant people be kept on mechanical support against their advance directives.
Gunn, who spoke at a Planned Parenthood South Texas luncheon on Thursday, had equally insightful things to say about bridging the empathy gap, and the top puppy looks for spring.
Challengers get their second shot Wednesday to try and gut Obama’s historic health-care reform law. Will the chief justice stand in their way again?
Our right-wing state lawmakers are so proudly hateful that they actually celebrated banning marriage equality by cutting a cake. They’ve also already filed a slate of oppressive and unnecessary legislation this session.
Dozens of college students and reproductive justice activists met with lawmakers in Austin Thursday morning, asking them to support comprehensive sex ed, increase access to legal abortion care, and give doctors more leeway to make medically sound decisions about their patients.
As state lawmakers prepare to take access to cancer screenings and services away from the poorest Texans, a few choice words keep coming to mind—words like “mean,” “spiteful,” and just plain “indecent.”
Conversations about the need for more comprehensive maternity leave policies seem to rarely include solutions to the issues facing pregnant and parenting students, despite the fact that they are less likely to finish high school than their peers and are more likely to stay in poverty as they struggle to support their family.
A judge ordered the Travis County Clerk to issue a marriage license to Sarah Goodfriend and Suzanne Bryant, an Austin couple who have been together for nearly 31 years and who married outside the county clerk’s office Thursday in the presence of friends and family.
The ruling by U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen doesn’t say whether the president’s action is legal or constitutional. It does, however, suggest that Hanen is seriously considering siding with the 26 states that are suing to halt the order.