At a meeting of Texas social conservatives, all anyone wanted to talk about (and eat) was Chick-fil-A
The last few days have brought tearful, angry debate over abortion, religious discrimination, and LGBTQ rights.
'Unplanned,' a new film about Johnson's conversion from Planned Parenthood administrator to anti-abortion crusader, puts her back in the spotlight. But her story still doesn’t add up.
A majority of Texans polled also said they support a woman’s right to abortion.
The funds claim to give a fuller picture of the challenges of abortion access in the state.
Coming off of a major Supreme Court victory in 2016, Whole Woman’s Health and a number of Texas-based orgs look to repeal other Texas laws.
A bruising primary season is now splitting incrementalists from absolutists.
The closer we get to the March 6 primary election, the more we should expect to see the conflict between centrist Republicans and far-right conservatives grow more intense.
Whole Woman’s Health and the Lilith Fund are working to clear the path for hurricane survivors to safely access abortions at low cost.
The rule changes aren’t based on any real health or safety concerns.
Three years after Wendy Davis’s filibuster, Texas’s anti-abortion law is struck down by the U.S. Supreme Court.
A Reddit post turned viral news story reminds Texans of the consequences to the state’s abortion laws.
The long tail of the Planned Parenthood videos continues to get longer as a House subcommittee prepares to subpoena Parkinson's researchers.
The former Texas gubernatorial candidate readies her second act at SXSW.
As HB2 lands at the Supreme Court, the activists on both sides that gathered at the Capitol in 2013 are still fighting their battles.
Sotomayor, Ginsburg, Kagan, and Breyer do not like it. Alito and Roberts seem to like it a lot, Thomas stayed quiet, and Kennedy remains a wild card.
The stakes have changed in an abortion case and affirmative action debacle coming out of Texas.
That’s definitely not how anyone saw that investigation going.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has declared that it’ll no longer process reimbursements to the non-profit.
The U.S. Supreme Court could take on affirmative action and abortion restrictions, two cases originating from Texas.
Reproductive Services will become the first shuttered clinic to reopen its doors after HB2, but its future is still unclear.
Yikes, Planned Parenthood.
The United States Supreme Court issued a stay preventing Texas from implementing the omnibus abortion bill HB2 on Monday afternoon. This sets up the court’s biggest abortion ruling in a generation.
They’re in a thankless position in the Lege these days.
The controversial 2013 bill’s ongoing journey through the legal system has been settled in federal appeals court. Next stop: SCOTUS or bust.
Lawmakers had a busy day Sunday fighting over veteran benefits, abortion and making the airways safe for Amazon drones.
The Senate Health and Human Services Committee sent a bill that would severely tighten restrictions on receiving a confidential abortion as a minor to the Senate floor.
In the waning weeks of the 84th Texas Legislature, abortion remains a hot topic in the Capitol. Where do things stand—and where are they going?
The debate on new restrictions on judicial bypass for teens to receive an abortion may have played a key role in killing a bill to block same-sex marriages.
A new House bill with substantial backing would require women to produce government-issued identification before receiving an abortion to prove they are not a minor.
A newly released survey finds Texans sharply divided on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, but overwhelmingly in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who live here illegally.
The controversial abortion law is still not fully in effect—but with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments this week, it’s final fate gets closer.
It's a new ballgame now.
After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction issued by a lower court, access to abortion services in Texas are limited to a handful of clinics in just the four largest cities in the state. Is this the new normal?
On a panel about the "Women's Health Debate," Texas House candidate Molly White insisted to Dukes that women who haven't had abortions couldn't understand their impact—so Dukes revealed her own history with the procedure.
The big news out of the gubernatorial campaign has got a lot of people talking—but is it anything worth saying?
Two court rulings and a debate over a debate add up to a couple of headaches for Abbott.
When it comes to policy making, reasons matter.
Kyleen Wright explains why HB 2 is good for women.
Cosmo reporter Jill Filipovic came to Texas to ask people about abortion, found that some people were uncomfortable talking with a stranger about their private medical and sexual history, and declared that we had "created a culture of shame and silence."
What Wendy Davis really thinks about abortion.
How the debate over abortion has come to define our politics like no other issue.
Brittany Norwood, a twenty-year-old undergrad at the University of Houston who claims she is pregnant with the Texans' running back's baby, is taking him to court in pursuit of a restraining order and accusing him of pressuring her to have an abortion.
Pro-choice activists haven't had much to celebrate during a particularly rough past several months, as legislatures in Texas and around the country have voted to restrict abortion access. But last night in Albuquerque, they scored a win.
Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay the injunction against HB2. Here's what that means in non-legalese.
HB2, the law that placed severe restrictions on abortion access in Texas, went to court this month—and one important provision was found unconstitutional yesterday. While national outlets reported that the whole bill had been overturned, this isn't true, and the office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency motion to stay the injunction at two o'clock in the morning.
It was inevitable, and now it's official: The abortion law that passed during the special session is officially the subject of a lawsuit.
Now that HB 2, the omnibus abortion bill, is on its way to the governor’s desk, who are the winners and losers in the battle over abortion? Winner: Wendy Davis, who became a national figure by virtue of her filibuster and has the chance to reenergize…
The abortion debate in the House yesterday strengthened my longstanding conviction that this issue has done more harm to American politics than any other. It's where our politics began to jump the rails because it is a fight that cannot be resolved.