South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley came into the spotlight this summer during the state legislature’s battle over an omnibus anti-choice bill, but for the people who call it home, politics are much more complicated than “red” or “blue.”
A case in Wisconsin further illustrates the recent trend of states policing pregnant women in the name of fetal rights, and it would appear the U.S. Catholic bishops had a role in the federal government shutdown.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis officially announced that she will run for Texas governor Thursday, following weeks of speculation among Democrats and progressives in Texas who’ve been rooting for the Fort Worth native to make a run for statewide office ever since her news-making 13-hour filibuster of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion bill this summer.
A coalition of reproductive health organizations and abortion providers filed a federal lawsuit Friday morning seeking to block portions of Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion law from going into effect on October 29.
The long-term effects of a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, especially as it relates to the current clinic closure crisis in Texas, doesn’t look good.
In a highly unusual, but largely symbolic, move, eight members of the Texas Department of State Health Services Council Thursday morning declined to vote on proposed rules that would put an omnibus anti-abortion bill signed into law this summer into action.
The documents, which were requested by the House Committee on Energy and Commerce in May, show that the state already had one of the nation’s most proactive and aggressive systems to police abortion services and ensure that facilities were complying with those rules.
When I decided to come to Austin for a summer internship with NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, I knew I was signing up for an interesting few months. What I didn’t know is that at 20 years old, entirely alone in a new city, I would have an abortion myself.
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.