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Texas to Consider “Traditional Values Centers” at State Universities

The Texas House passed an amendment requiring a university that has a “gender and sexuality center” to equally fund a center that teaches, ahem, “traditional values.”

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“Persecuted Christian” Texas Legislator Targets Funding of LGBT and Gender Studies

Wayne Christian reckons it’s time to stand up for America’s “traditional values,” which naturally does not include anything to do with the gays or equality or individual identity.

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Racist Austin Billboard Taken Down, Replaced With Crisis Pregnancy Billboard

Heroic Media provides no services–the phone number you call if you are actually Pregnant? and Scared? redirects to Option Line’s crisis pregnancy center pushing hotline.

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Roundup: Texas HIV Programs Forced to Turn Away Low Income Patients

Montana may have parental notification ballot measure, homebirth by midwife could be covered by insurance in Vermont, Texas turning away HIV patients, hospital merger in Arizona, and Planned Parenthood of South Florida responds to Rep. Alan West.

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Morning Roundup: Texas High-Schoolers Demand Contraceptive Education

Texas students respond to the state’s teen pregnancy rate by marching on the capitol to demand contraceptive education, a mini-roundup of the South Dakota waiting period/mandatory pro-life counseling bill, and the Oklahoma House moves to make abortion after 20 weeks a felony – for the doctor.

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Morning Roundup: Planned Parenthood’s Truth Tour Underway

Planned Parenthood is touring the country in a hot pink bus to rally support, a march for women’s equality in Egypt turns sexually violent, and men in Texas don’t want to play politics with forcing ultrasounds. Except that is exactly what they are doing.

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Morning Roundup: Texas House Passes Ultrasound Bill with No Rape Exception

Texas House passes mandatory ultrasound bill without a rape or incest exception, 40 Days of Harassment starts tomorrow, Minnesota introduces fetal pain bill, and will internet-procured medication be the new back alley abortion?

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Texas Legislators Fight Back With Pointed Amendments

There was no way that pro-choicers could stop a bill requiring women seeking abortions to have an ultrasound. But they could use amendments to highlight anti-choice hypocrisy.

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Morning Roundup: “Don’t Say Gay” in Tennessee

Tennessee wants to ban any mention of homosexuality in grade school, Iowa may be legalizing the murder of abortion providers, and Planned Parenthood clinics – and their advocates – across the country warn about the devastating impact of the Pence amendment.

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Morning Roundup: PA News Organizations Petition to Unseal Minor’s Denied Judicial Bypass

More on the anti-choice Biebs, House member discusses her abortion at 17 weeks, Alaska moves forward with “Choose Life” plate legislation, Texas mandatory ultrasound bill advances, and Pittsburgh news organizations want to unseal a minor’s denied request for a judicial bypass.

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