“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.
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.”
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.