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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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Overnight, Majority of Legal Abortion Facilities in Texas to Close Following Fifth Circuit Ruling

Whole Woman's Health in Beaumont, Texas, which closed earlier this year because of HB 2's mandate that abortion clinics meet the standards of hospital-like ambulatory surgical centers.

Overnight, the number of abortion facilities in Texas—already dwindling—will be reduced to eight as of Friday morning.

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Even Conservative States Are Increasing Access to IUDs for Medicaid Recipients

In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.

In an effort to reduce unintended pregnancy and improve birth outcomes, some states are working to make intrauterine devices easier for Medicaid patients to access.

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Sen. Dan Patrick’s Medical Records Aren’t Subjects for Debate

When it comes to voting decisions, the fact that Dan Patrick has sought help to treat mental illness is irrelevant. Yet many progressive supporters are still gleefully sharing his records.

When it comes to voting decisions, the fact that Dan Patrick has sought help to treat mental illness is irrelevant. Yet many progressive supporters are still gleefully sharing his records.

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Greg Abbott’s Views on Abortion Not Supported by Most Texans

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis had their most personal and substantive confrontation of the campaign in their final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, with Abbott's views on abortion clashing with both his opponent and a majority of Texans.

Republican Attorney General Greg Abbott and Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis had their most personal and substantive confrontation of the campaign in their final gubernatorial debate Tuesday night, with Abbott’s views on abortion clashing with both his opponent and a majority of Texans.

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