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Fifth Circuit reinstates Texas anti-choice restrictions

Tweet Late yesterday, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Tuesday’s injunction by the lower court of Texas’ draconian anti-choice law. The three- judge panel, all appointed by President George W. Bush, granted the state’s request to reinstate the law that requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital (within 30 [...]
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Daily Feminist Cheat Sheet

TweetBy Katie and Alexandra   Dear Republicans: it’s pretty simple. If you want to help the economy, you will support immigration reform and not shutting down the government. Get it? Saudi activists to launch a national “drive-in” encouraging women to break the country’s ban on driving while female.  Some good, old-fashioned rape encouragement! A short [...]
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“Thirty-seven years after the Hyde Amendment…the movement is back on offense.”

TweetToday marks 37 years since the Hyde Amendment first stripped poor women of Medicaid coverage for abortion. Stephanie Poggi of the National Network of Abortion Funds has a piece in The Nation about the new coalition of grassroots activists committed taking a pro-active stand against Hyde. I see urgency sweeping reproductive rights and justice groups—and a new commitment to [...]
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Pro-choice groups take Texas’s huge anti-choice law to court

TweetRemember that epic anti-choice bill that became law in Texas, despite the inspiring efforts of pro-choice activists and made-for-TV-level-heroine and future Governor (fingers crossed!) Wendy Davis? Now the fight is headed to the courts. On Friday, Planned Parenthood, the Center for Reproductive Rights, and the ACLU filed a lawsuit against part of the law. Specifically, [...]
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Maps of the Day: Texas’ abortion clinics vs. crisis pregnancy centers

TweetHere’s a sobering visual of the state of abortion access in Texas via RH Reality Check. According to Whole Woman’s Health, a group of reproductive health centers in Texas, here are all the crisis pregnancy centers in the Lone Star State. There are at least 108. Looks like you can’t throw a stone without hitting a facility looking [...]
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