Were you a member of the “orange army” that showed up last summer at the Texas capitol to defend reproductive rights? We want to hear from you!
The anniversary of the Loving case on June 12 and Juneteenth on the 19th should remind us that, within the African-American freedom struggle and broader movements for equality, there has always been a struggle to determine the right to marry, select an intimate partner of one’s choice, and to form the families that we want.
The Texas Republican Party’s draft platform says the party “recognize[s] the legitimacy and value of … reparative therapy and treatment to patients who are seeking escape from the homosexual lifestyle.” The party is among sparse company, since all major medical associations condemn the practice.
A Dallas hospital tried to revoke two doctors’ admitting privileges because they provide legal abortion care, but the two parties have now settled out of court.
The 2014 Texas GOP platform endorses “reparative therapy” for gay and lesbian Texans, removes a call for new pathways to citizenship, and thanks lawmakers for “pro-life” legislation.
There isn’t a looming reproductive health-care crisis in the South. It has already arrived.
Five years after the murder of Dr. George Tiller, the threats to providers continue.
The politicians who bang the drum of “personal freedom,” and in the same breath promote an increased divide between the rich and the poor, need to know that religious people will not stand by and applaud. Indeed, the fact that reproductive health-care clinics in Texas are being forced to close should concern us all.
Melissa Harris-Perry explains recent attempts to restrict abortion access in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas—which when taken together could leave a huge part of the United States without access to full reproductive health care. [via MSNBC]
Why are Wendy Davis and Terry McAuliffe, two Southern politicians who made names for themselves as reproductive rights supporters, suddenly shrinking away from the issue of abortion?