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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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How Wendy Davis—And an Amazon Reviews Page—Helped Women Share Their Abortion Stories

When we hear abortion stories and see those who stand up proudly and share their truth, others know that they can do it as well.

Activists have taken to Amazon to write reviews of the hot pink sneakers that Wendy Davis wore during her infamous filibuster. Buried in the hundreds of reviews, some of which are very funny, are also some stories about abortion and reproductive rights.

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What Wendy Said: Sen. Wendy Davis’ Remarks at ‘Stand With Texas Women’ Rally

Texas state senator Wendy Davis gives remarks Monday afternoon at the Stand with Texas Women Rally.

“The Promise of Texas is bigger than personal ambition and extremist interests—bigger than one political party.  Together, we can do what they won’t—we can stand up for each other, stand up for what’s right—and stand up for Texas.”

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Who Really Controls Rick Perry and David Dewhurst?

Governor Rick Perry (left) and Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst.

Most Texans don’t want a special session to pass anti-choice legislation. So why are Rick Perry and David Dewhurst pushing for it? Because the religious right controls the Republican primary system, and ultimately owns the politicians who come out of it.

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One Lesson From Texas: Legal Abortion Means Nothing Without Access

The legal right to an abortion means nothing to a person who can’t get to the clinic, the person who can’t speak the language spoken in the clinic, the person who doesn’t have enough money to pay for it, the person who doesn’t have the documentation required.

Wendy Davis and SB 5′s opponents know: The legal right to an abortion means nothing to the person who can’t get to a clinic, the person who can’t speak the language spoken in a clinic, the person who doesn’t have enough money to pay for an abortion, and the person who doesn’t have the required documentation.

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Rick Perry Calls Second Special Session for Round Two of Abortion Bill Fight

After Sen. Wendy Davis' epic filibuster ran out the clock on the Texas Legislature's first special session on Tuesday, Governor Rick Perry (above) has called a second special session, calling legislators back to the capitol to continue his dogged fight to decimate access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

Republican Gov. Rick Perry has called a second special session, calling legislators back to the capitol to continue his dogged fight to decimate access to safe, legal abortion in Texas.

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