Ten years after her historic filibuster, the former Democratic state senator will lead Planned Parenthood's political efforts
The nurse and activist helped secure the country’s first federal family-planning grant, which became a national model.
'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.
This city in West Texas was the largest in the country without a presence from the controversial health clinic.
On our latest podcast, Andy Langer speaks with newly former president of Planned Parenthood and self-avowed troublemaker Cecile Richards.
The Texan talks about Donald Trump and Clayton Williams, growing up in the Richards household, and what comes after being president of Planned Parenthood.
The executive director of Planned Parenthood and daughter of former governor Ann Richards talks with 'Texas Monthly' 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.
That’s definitely not how anyone saw that investigation going.
Stuart Bowen says the inquiry of Planned Parenthood is based, in part, on new evidence from a whistleblower.
Why Texas may have a hard time removing Planned Parenthood from Medicaid.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has declared that it’ll no longer process reimbursements to the non-profit.
Yikes, Planned Parenthood.
A miniature controversy erupted Wednesday at the state capitol, when a Republican lawmaker covered the name plaque outside his office with a paper sign labeling him as a “Former Fetus.”
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.
New restrictions on clinics go into effect while courts handle appeal.
Cecile Richards on abortion, women in office, and how Wendy Davis is different from her mom.
It was inevitable, and now it's official: The abortion law that passed during the special session is officially the subject of a lawsuit.
The president of Planned Parenthood and daughter of Texas Governor Ann Richards drew forty seconds of sustained applause when she mentioned her late mother.
After several legal twists, a three-judge panel from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled that Texas can now block Planned Parenthood from its Women’s Health Program.
The state legislature slashed women's health funding by two thirds last session in an attempt to target Planned Parenthood. Now, a total of sixty clinics have closed, and only twelve of them were run by that organization.
TEXAS MONTHLY invited state senator Dan Patrick and state representative Donna Howard to tweet chat with executive editor Mimi Swartz about our August cover story on women's health.
Texas can now exclude Planned Parenthood from its Women's Health Program, after an appeals court judge reversed a lower court's injunction.
Ron Paul and Cecile Richards were named among the most influential people in the world.
Why did the cash-strapped organization turn down this hefty donation? Maybe because it was offered by controversial author Tucker Max, who has been called a misogynist—and worse.
Texas's senior Senator pushed for Rick Perry and the Obama Administration to work out their differences to ensure the Women’s Health Program can serve low-income women.
Thousands of women angry over cuts to women's health care in Texas expressed their outrage on Rick Perry's Facebook page.
A new state rule that bars Planned Parenthood clinics from being part of the Texas Women's Health Program took effect yesterday. So what does that mean for the program's future?
The Planned Parenthood president (and daughter of former Governor Ann Richards) talks contraception, sonograms, preventive health care, and sex education with Jon Stewart.
The Dallas-based foundation faced swift criticism after news broke that it had cut off donations to Planned Parenthood.
The confusing legislation and litigation, untangled.
For more than a year a feud has been brewing between the state of Texas and Planned Parenthood over coverage for the Women’s Health Program.
Austin chef Sonya Coté, executive chef of Hillside Farmacy and former chef of East Side Show Room, has been named one of Marie Claire’s “Women on Top,” an award that celebrates women under forty who are creatively reinventing their industries. Coté earned the distinguished honor for her valiant support of
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
A combination of steep cuts to women’s health care and an impasse over federal Title X funds threatens to leave some 400,000 low income Texas women without access to cancer screenings and contraceptives.
Plus, Josh Hamilton's first interview since his relapse, El Paso's Komen Race, and George H.W. Bush's hosiery.
But is it enough to calm the waters?
The next several days of Texas House budget debate may be as much about the culture wars as state spending. Pre-filed amendments to the three budget-related bills before the House contain limitations on private school vouchers, funding for Planned Parenthood and directives to higher education to fund centers for traditional
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?
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
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
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.