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Is the Future for Texas Blue?

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“What happens next?” That’s the question on Texan lips this week as we watch Gov. Rick Perry sign an omnibus anti-abortion bill into law. My answer? Much.

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‘The Blood of Texas Women Is on Your Hands': Gov. Perry Signs Texas Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

"Protestors sing 'we're not gonna take it' after Governor Perry signed HB 2 into law.

Flanked by anti-choice legislators, Republican Gov. Rick Perry held a public ceremony at the state capitol building Thursday to sign HB 2 while pro-choice protesters in the rotunda chanted and held signs.

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Texas Senate Approves Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.

Late Friday night, the Texas senate voted to approve an omnibus anti-abortion bill as thousands of furious Texans, dressed in orange, packed the state capitol rotunda and took to the streets to march for reproductive rights.

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Texas House Set to Approve Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill Wednesday Morning

House Democrats carried coat hangers to the house podium Tuesday to signify an impending return to back-alley abortions for Texans in rural areas.

The Texas house is expected to give its final approval to an omnibus anti-abortion bill Wednesday morning, sending the bill to its final journey through the Texas senate before it becomes law.

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Interview: Texan Kicked Out of Abortion Hearing After Calling Anti-Choice Lawmaker an Ophthalmologist

A Houston woman was kicked out of a Texas abortion hearing Monday night after pointing out that one of Texas' anti-choice state senators is an ophthalmologist and not a reproductive medicine specialist.

A Houston woman was kicked out of a Texas abortion hearing Monday night after pointing out that one of Texas’ anti-choice state senators is an ophthalmologist and not a reproductive medicine specialist. She says she was booted because Texas anti-choice lawmakers “can’t take a job performance review.”

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Michelle Duggar, Mike Huckabee Visit Texas as ‘Orange Shirts’ Keep Fighting for Reproductive Rights

As yet another late night of testimony on omnibus anti-abortion legislation continued inside the Texas State Capitol building Monday night, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and reality show star Michelle Duggar made the trip from their home state to headline an anti-choice rally.

As yet another late night of testimony on omnibus anti-abortion legislation continued inside the Texas State Capitol building Monday night, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and reality show star Michelle Duggar made the trip from their home state to headline an anti-choice rally.

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‘What Kind of Abortions Are We Willing to Let Texas Women Have?': An Expert’s Testimony Against SB 1

Screenshot of the special Senate hearing for HB 1 held today, July 8th, 2013, at which Amy Hagstrom Miller testified.

As Whole Women’s Health CEO Amy Hagstrom Miller told the state Health and Human Services Committee at the special senate hearing Monday, the ambulatory surgical center requirements put forth in SB 1 are “unnecessary and completely unrelated to patient safety.”

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Texas House Committee Passes Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill After Cook Refuses Late-Night Testimony

Over 1,000 people waiting to testify on the omnibus anti-abortion bill, HB 2, that would close all but five abortion clinics in the state.

Unwilling to stay up late, Texas state Rep. Byron Cook shut down a public hearing just after midnight Tuesday night with over 1,000 people waiting to testify on the omnibus anti-abortion bill, HB 2, that would close all but five abortion clinics in the state.

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The Grassroots Advocates Behind Wendy Davis’ Epic Filibuster

Texas State Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis achieved an unexpected victory for the reproductive health movement last Wednesday, but she didn’t do it alone.

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Thousands of Texans Flock to State Capitol for Reproductive Rights

An estimated 5,000 protestors, wearing shades of orange from burnt to bright, flocked to the state capitol building in Austin Monday as lawmakers gaveled in to the second special legislative session of the year.

An estimated 5,000 protestors, wearing shades of orange from burnt to bright, flocked to the state capitol building in Austin Monday as lawmakers gaveled in to the second special legislative session of the year.

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