Posts Tagged Texas

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Fighting Texas’s Anti-Abortion Burial and Cremation Law With Art and Used Tampons

In a year chock full of attacks on reproductive rights, Texas’s House Bill 201 may get the award for The Worst of the Worst. This charming regulation mandates that all “fetal remains” from abortion and miscarriage at medical facilities be buried or cremated.

In a year chock full of attacks on reproductive rights, Texas’s House Bill 201 may get the award for The Worst of the Worst. This charming regulation mandates that all “fetal remains” from abortion ...

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Limiting Health Care Access is Life or Death for Marginalized Communities

As the clock struck midnight, “Auld Lang Syne” rang out, and 2017 was ushered in, many of us breathed a sigh of relief to have 2016 behind us. But before we could make it into the new year, conservatives let us know they have no plans to leave their oppressive policies behind.

As the clock struck midnight, “Auld Lang Syne” rang out, and 2017 was ushered in, many of us breathed a sigh of relief to have 2016 behind us. But before we could make it into ...

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New Study Shows How Texas Law Has Increased Abortion Travel Distances and Costs

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

The Texas Policy Evaluation Project, which has been measuring the impact of Texas’s 2014 anti-choice TRAP law, is out with another study quantifying the many ways women were burdened when half the abortion clinics in their state suddenly closed. 

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Friday Feminist Fuck Yeah: The Women of the Supreme Court

As you likely know, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments this week in the most important abortion case in decades. For a recap of the day’s proceedings, I recommend Dahlia Lithwick’s account of the three women justices — Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Sonia Sotomayor, and Elena Kagan — “pounding on Texas’ solicitor general for passing abortion regulations that have no plausible health purpose and also seem pretty stupid.”

As you likely know, the Supreme Court heard opening arguments this week in the most important abortion case in decades. For a recap of the day’s proceedings, I recommend Dahlia Lithwick’s account ...

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At least 100,000 Texans of reproductive age have attempted to self-induce an abortion

There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 and 240,000 Texans of reproductive age have ever attempted to end a pregnancy without medical assistance

There’s long been anecdotal evidence that with ever-increasing barriers to accessing in-clinic abortions, many Texans, particularly low-income Latinas living near the US-Mexico border, are turning to self-induced abortions. Now, a new study estimates that 100,000 ...

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Thanks to clinic closures, some Texans are forced to wait 20 days to get an abortion

According to an unsurprising but nonetheless concerning study, when half the abortion clinics in a state are forced to shut down, wait times to schedule an abortion appointment increase — by a lot. 

According to an unsurprising but nonetheless concerning study, when half the abortion clinics in a state are forced to shut down, wait times to schedule an abortion appointment increase — by a lot. 

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