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Is the Future for Texas Blue?

wendy davis closeup

“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.

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House Committee Advances D.C. Spending Ban on Abortion

If a budget is not adopted by July 1, the government will shut down.

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.

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Why Rand Paul and Ted Cruz Really Want Their Names on the Military Sexual Assault Bill

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) with Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX).

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.

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Texas Senate Approves Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill

Pro-choice activists across the country fed off the momentum from Texas.

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.

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Texas Capitol Police Spend 1.5 Hours Confiscating Tampons, While Concealed Guns Are Welcomed

Reportedly, tampons, pads, condoms, tissue, and other items were being confiscated for a time from individuals entering the Texas capitol building today.

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.

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As Out-Of-State Gawkers Look On, Texas Lawmakers Prepare to Pass ‘Death Sentence’ Anti-Abortion Bill

Yatzel Sabat being arrested the Wednesday morning.

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.

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House Republicans Slip Anti-Choice Measure Into Appropriations Bill

Charman Hal Rogers

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.

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Texas House Set to Approve Omnibus Anti-Abortion Bill Wednesday Morning

House Democrats carried coat hangers to the house podium Tuesday to signify an impending return to back-alley abortions for Texans in rural areas.

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.

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Interview: Texan Kicked Out of Abortion Hearing After Calling Anti-Choice Lawmaker an Ophthalmologist

A Houston woman was kicked out of a Texas abortion hearing Monday night after pointing out that one of Texas' anti-choice state senators is an ophthalmologist and not a reproductive medicine specialist.

A Houston woman was kicked out of a Texas abortion hearing Monday night after pointing out that one of Texas’ anti-choice state senators is an ophthalmologist and not a reproductive medicine specialist. She says she was booted because Texas anti-choice lawmakers “can’t take a job performance review.”

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Michelle Duggar, Mike Huckabee Visit Texas as ‘Orange Shirts’ Keep Fighting for Reproductive Rights

As yet another late night of testimony on omnibus anti-abortion legislation continued inside the Texas State Capitol building Monday night, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and reality show star Michelle Duggar made the trip from their home state to headline an anti-choice rally.

As yet another late night of testimony on omnibus anti-abortion legislation continued inside the Texas State Capitol building Monday night, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and reality show star Michelle Duggar made the trip from their home state to headline an anti-choice rally.

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