Here’s the real story you won’t hear from the politicians who just last week met to talk “legislative achievements in women’s healthcare”: Texas women are facing a health-care disaster at the hands of a small and extreme group of politicians.
Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, who is running to be his state’s governor against likely Democratic nominee and pro-choice hero Wendy Davis, has chosen to campaign with a washed-up rock star known for his misogyny and racism.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis out-raised her presumed Republican opponent for the governor’s seat, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott, during the second half of 2013.
2013 not only saw a number of pro-choice successes but also countless hard-working activists and allies who, against tremendous odds, put in time and energy to advance reproductive rights and health and ensure the safety of women and girls of all backgrounds.
The San Antonio Democrat is expected to announce her candidacy any day now. With Wendy Davis running for governor, a Davis-Van de Putte platform would stand in stark contrast to the hard-right politics espoused by Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott.
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 helpful template for coastal journalists, Republican pundits, political dilettantes, and anyone else with boldly unique views on the certainty of Wendy Davis’ abject political failure.
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.
Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis is preparing to announce a run for governor next week, according to news outlets that have spoken with anonymous, high-ranking Democratic sources.