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January 14, 2014

Everything About the Arian Foster Lawsuit Is Pretty Terrible

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. 

Politics & Policy|
November 21, 2013

The Closest Clinic To Most Texans That Offers Abortions After 20 Weeks Is Staying Open

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. 

The Daily Post|
November 1, 2013

The Latest On HB2

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. 

Politics & Policy|
October 29, 2013

Here’s What’s Going On With The Abortion Law Ruling Right Now

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

News & Politics|
January 20, 2013

The Convert

After a sudden pang of conscience, former Bryan Planned Parenthood director Abby Johnson became a pro-life activist and a star on the conservative talk show circuit. But is she telling the truth?

Politics & Policy|
July 31, 2012

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

In 2011 the Legislature slashed family planning funds, passed a new sonogram law, and waged an all-out war on Planned Parenthood that has dramatically shifted the state’s public health priorities. In the eighteen months since then, the conflict has continued to simmer in the courts, on the campaign trail, and

Politics & Policy|
May 24, 2011

R.G.’s Take: The Nanny State of Texas

Once upon a time, not so long ago, in a faraway land called Pennsylvania, a woman named Sarah Palin brought 200 protest cookies to school for children at the Plumstead Christian School - because she had read a report – mistaken as it turns out – that the state was

Politics & Policy|
March 12, 2009

Read bill, smack forehead

HB3152, by Christian. Relating to prohibiting the performance of an abortion on a woman who is not known to be pregnant; providing penalties. Filed two days ago, Christian’s bill would make it a Class A misdemeanor for a doctor to use drugs or medical instruments commonly used to perform abortions

Politics & Policy|
February 23, 2009

R-E-S-P-E-C-T? Get Real

Just got a notice from Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst’s office that tomorrow, on Pro-Life Lobby Day, Dewhurst “will speak in support of legislation which would require all women considering abortion be offered an ultrasound image of their unborn child and the opportunity to hear its heartbeat prior to receiving an

Politics & Policy|
January 28, 2009

Perry’s Proposals

My general reaction to the governor’s speech is that it was not his best work. His delivery was off and his message was predictable. Indeed, if you’ll pardon me for saying so, I predicted most of it. In my post before the speech, I wrote that he would back off

Politics & Policy|
January 27, 2009

(Ultra) sounding off about State of the State

Deep into the State of the State address, Gov. Rick Perry endorsed a proposal by Sen. Dan Patrick and Rep. Frank Corte to, in Perry’s words, “require those wanting to terminate a pregnancy to review their ultrasound before proceeding.” Perry told the assembled lawmakers today that “as we consider the

Politics & Policy|
June 30, 2003

Crosses to Bear

Every day the new politics of abortion play out at clinics like the one in Bryan–College Station, where emotions run high and Roe v. Wade is almost beside the point.

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