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Texas Legislator Trying to Defund Planned Parenthood

Another state tries to see if it an pull family planning money out of the hands of one of the state’s biggest provider of birth control and family planning services.

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Repro-Brief: State Legislators In New Jersey and Texas Still Can’t Seem to Get Sex Off Their Minds

State legislators fight to restore family planning funds in New Jersey, while the Texas GOP is unabashed in efforts to limit the rights of all living persons.  One bright spot in New York.

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Roundup: Key Races Show Republican Gameplan for 2010

“Champion for the Unborn.” “Struggle for the soul of the nation.” Remember when elections used to be about taxes and education?

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City of Austin Passes Crisis Pregnancy Center Ordinance

In a unanimous vote by the city council on Thursday, the city of Austin, Texas will now require crisis pregnancy centers to post signs that say they do not offer abortion services or referrals to those that provide them.

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Austin City Council Considering “Truth in Advertising” Ordinance for CPCs

The city of Austin, Texas is considering passing an ordinance to require so-called crisis pregnancy centers to post a notice that they do not provide birth control, abortion services or referrals to abortion providers.

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Roundup: Don’t Mess With Texas!

Abortion Super Centers! Huge Protests! Giant Cash Registers! Everything is bigger in Texas! And, a few lessons in Caveat Emptor.

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A Third-Year Law Student Discusses Her Work on Abortion Access in Texas

One of the biggest challenges for small abortion funds is
that our resources are so limited that often we can not adequately train people to deal with some of the hard cases. If there was something that I [didn’t] know how to handle, I would often call one of my colleagues and debrief and take care of myself first, to make sure that I was available to my client and wasn’t doing them more harm then good.

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Advocates Unite to Oppose Criminalization of Being Pregnant

More than 50 organizations and experts in the fields of medicine, public health, and child welfare asked the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals to reject the state’s decision to incarcerate Amber Lovill because she was pregnant.

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Texas Workshops Help Parents Talk Sex

And now, some positive news about sexual education in Texas.

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The Good Old Days: When Sex Ed Wasn’t Trying to Be Bad

The cobbled-together, patchwork sex ed I got at my West Texas high school in the 1990s was better than the outright lies abstinence-only programs push.

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