Institutions that use fetal tissue for scientific research have found over the past month that they are vulnerable targets of anti-choice legislation pushed in legislatures across the country.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said he will seek to “eliminate and criminalize any sale or transaction of fetal tissue by an abortion clinic for any purpose whatsoever” as part of a his response to widely discredited videos targeting Planned Parenthood.
An anti-choice organization behind a series of videos spreading misinformation about Planned Parenthood, posted a fifth attack video to its YouTube channel Tuesday, failing once more to include clarifying comments from a Planned Parenthood official.
Texas lawmakers spent four-and-a-half hours “investigating” whether an entity that does not provide the legal service of fetal tissue donation has violated any laws while it doesn’t provide that legal service.
Reproductive rights supporters have braved the crushing heat to join one dedicated 20-year-old Texan in her public call for Gov. Greg Abbott to reject lawmakers’ decision to cut Planned Parenthood out of the state’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Screenings program.
Two years after Texas lawmakers passed omnibus anti-abortion law HB 2, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the most restrictive provisions of HB 2 can go into effect.
Days before the Texas legislature adjourned for the year, anti-choice lawmakers made it a priority to make it harder for the most vulnerable minors who have unplanned pregnancies to get legal abortion care in the state. But the bill’s proposal and passage didn’t go unnoticed.
Why would Texas, a state renowned for its fierce defense of local rights, prohibit the good people of Denton—and any other municipalities—from banning hydraulic fracturing if that is what they choose to do? Look no further than Dan and Farris Wilks.
Sine die—the official end of the regular legislative session—here in Texas is set for Monday, and if the fates are willing, we won’t be facing a special legislative session. That would mean another cruel start to the summer for Texans who believe in freedom and progress and justice
If HB 3994 passes through the senate, Texas’ parental consent law will be even stricter than it is already, forcing minors who cannot obtain permission to navigate a slew of complicated, humiliating, and sometimes impossible hurdles to receive reproductive health care.