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Texas’ Radical Anti-Abortion Law Faces Hearing Friday

Activists gathered at the Texas capitol building last summer to protest the imminent passage of HB 2, which continues to wind its way through the legal system.

On Friday, a panel of judges from the Fifth Circuit will consider whether the State of Texas should be allowed to immediately enforce the provision of HB 2 requiring abortion facilities in the state to meet the building requirements of ambulatory surgical centers.

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The Health Costs of Delayed Action on Immigration Reform

There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.

There is a human cost of delay, less dramatic than deportations but no less destructive to immigrant communities: lack of access to affordable health care, both for unauthorized immigrants and for some who are in this country legally.

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Why Is the Media Asking Anti-Choice Extremists About Wendy Davis’ Abortions?

It's wildly inappropriate to ask anyone but Wendy Davis herself how she feels about making two private medical decisions with the counsel of her doctors and family.

It’s wildly inappropriate to ask anyone but Wendy Davis herself how she feels about making two private medical decisions with the counsel of her doctors and family.

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Reopened Texas Clinic Still At Risk

Amy Hagstom Miller, founder and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health, joins Melissa Harris-Perry to discuss the reopening of the McAllen location of her group of reproductive health-care providers and how the clinic is still at risk of being shut down again. [via MSNBC]

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Miscarriage Isn’t Illegal, But It’s Increasingly Treated With Suspicion

Police gather after a fetus was discovered in the bathroom at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.

The “swarm” of police at a Dallas high school over a miscarriage in the bathroom shows exactly where anti-choice hysteria leads us: to treating every failed pregnancy like it’s cause for suspicion.

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Wendy Davis Reaches Out to a Critical Voter Bloc: College Students

Wendy Davis speaks at Texas A&M University in College Station Thursday.

At the end of a blisteringly hot early September day, more than 400 students gathered Thursday in the lobby of Rudder Tower on the campus of Texas A&M University. They took refuge from the summer heat waiting to hear a speech from a political candidate who will need their support if she expects to give a victory speech in November.

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Dallas Teenager Deserves Compassion, Not Prosecution

The real crime scene in this scenario isn't a high school bathroom stall; it's Texas' rigid and discriminatory reproductive health-care system.

The real crime scene in this scenario isn’t a high school bathroom stall; it’s Texas’ rigid and discriminatory reproductive health-care system.

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Abortion Provider Expands to New Mexico in Response to Texas Anti-Abortion Law

The Whole Woman's Health clinic in McAllen, Texas, which recently reopened, bringing legal abortion care back to the Rio Grande Valley.

As a lawsuit challenging Texas’ highly restrictive abortion access law winds its way through the federal court system, one Texas abortion provider announced Wednesday that she would expand services into neighboring New Mexico.

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Dallas Police ‘Swarm’ Local High School, ‘Pray’ for Fetus

Police at Woodrow Wilson High School in Dallas.

Dallas police “swarmed” a local high school on Friday in response to reports that a human fetus was found in a bathroom after a woman miscarried.

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Federal Appeals Court: Texas Cannot Yet Enforce Abortion Law

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.

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.

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