Planned Parenthood

Health |
January 8, 2015

Where Does HB2 Stand Now?

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. 

Politics & Policy |
July 31, 2012

Mothers, Sisters, Daughters, Wives

Read this National Magazine Award-winning story about how the Legislature slashed funding for women’s health programs in 2011 and launched an all-out war on Planned Parenthood that has dramatically changed the state’s priorities. The battle continues raging, and the stakes could not be higher.

Web Exclusive |
June 30, 2010

Facts of Life

When my sixth-grade “little sister” asked me some tough questions, I had some of my own: How do you talk to teenagers about sex?

Politics & Policy |
March 20, 2009

Showdown on Rider 56

All was sweetness and light when Steve Ogden convened the Senate Finance Committee at 9:30 a.m. today — but only because the shouting match over a rider making Planned Parenthood ineligible for women’s health care funds took place earlier behind closed doors. This session, Sen. Bob Deuell is carrying the

Politics & Policy |
January 5, 2009

The fight from the right againt Straus

An anonymous commenter posted a list of Straus’s votes that did not sit well with social conservatives as a response to my article of Friday night, “Can Straus hold the votes?” I have researched the issues that Anonymous mentioned and will discuss them below. The comment begins: Unfortunately, Rep. Straus