The Texas Attorney General’s office announced Wednesday morning that it has obtained a $1.4 million settlement for Medicaid fraud against Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, just days after Planned Parenthood announced it would shutter three rural clinics in that region.
Without a smartphone and social media, the New York City mayoral candidate might well be riding the subway wearing nothing but a trench coat.
“What happens next?” That’s the question on Texan lips this week as we watch Gov. Rick Perry sign an omnibus anti-abortion bill into law. My answer? Much.
Every year since 1996, Congress has blocked the District of Columbia from spending its own local tax dollars to fund abortions for low-income women. This year is no different.
In joining with Sen. Kristen Gillibrand to support the Democrat’s bill, the anti-choice Republicans likely hope to convey some compassion for women—with an eye to the 2016 presidential primaries.
Late Friday night, the Texas senate voted to approve an omnibus anti-abortion bill as thousands of furious Texans, dressed in orange, packed the state capitol rotunda and took to the streets to march for reproductive rights.
State troopers spent an hour and a half confiscating tampons and sanitary pads from Texans hoping to enter the public gallery to watch Friday’s final debate on an omnibus anti-abortion bill that would shut down all but five abortion clinics in Texas.
I want to talk about two people. One is a young man from Minnesota whose biggest concern is that he can’t wear his favorite orange shirts while in Austin supporting HB 2. The other is a woman who was arrested for screaming the truth: That this bill will kill women.
When legislators want to avoid a fight on a controversial measure, they’ll often bury it the kind of bill where you would least expect to find it. That’s what happened in the U.S. House Wednesday morning.
The Texas house is expected to give its final approval to an omnibus anti-abortion bill Wednesday morning, sending the bill to its final journey through the Texas senate before it becomes law.