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Report from Texas: Will Legislature Eliminate Access to Birth Control?

A colleague of ours working in the Texas legislature and wishing to remain anonymous has sent a report detailing efforts to eliminate funding for birth control in the state.

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Why Should Feminists Stay in the Lone Star State? To Mess With Texas

I’m not the feminist savior of Texas, but if I don’t leave, and if my feminist friends don’t leave, maybe we can bring more people to our side. Maybe if we don’t leave, we can change the conversation instead of scoffing and tsking from outside while anti-feminist, anti-woman laws and social practices leave a legacy of lasting, visceral harm on real, live Texans.

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Private Practice and Public Laws: The Patronizing Lectures that Television Depicts and Texas Now Requires

How a scene from a popular television show and a new law in Texas patronize women who seek abortions. 

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Rick Scott, Rick Perry Both To Sign Ultrasound Bills

Florida and Texas both have mandatory ultrasound bills for their anti-choice governors to sign.

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With “Informed Consent” Bill, Texas Legislators Serve the Needs of… Texas Legislators

During Monday’s smug, self-congratulating second reading of House Bill 15, a Republican talk radio host from Houston, may not have realized how much he slipped when he said he liked the bill because of its power in “addressing the needs of the members in the House and the Senate.”

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Texas Legislature: If Planned Parenthood Sues We’ll Take Everyone’s Family Planning Money

Texas files a bill that will shut down the state family planning program all together if Planned Parenthood sues for the right to be a part of it.

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Texas Senate Passes Mandatory Ultrasound Bill

Texas is the latest state to make ultrasounds mandatory before all abortions.

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Roundup: State Legislatures Aim to Restrict Medical Abortion

Oklahoma and Texas want to restrict use of medical abortion despite recommendations from medical groups; Florida votes on pile of anti-abortion bills today; MariaTalks.com controversy continues in Massachusetts; and Texas tries to repeal transgender marriage.

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Ultrasound Bills Moving in Texas and Michigan

Two states are moving forward on plans to make ultrasounds mandatory before abortions.

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It’s a Rainy Day in Texas for Women and Children

Texas lawmakers are spending warm Texas weekends deciding whether autistic kids or poor women deserve more resources, while they pay crisis pregnancy counselors more than registered nurses.

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