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Wendy Davis’s ex-husband thinks she would make a “very capable governor”

Remember that fake Wendy Davis “scandal”? In which Texas right wingers tried to smear Wendy for pieces of her life story in classically sexist ways? One of the accusations against her was that she had manipulated her ex-husband into helping her out with her kids while she went through school. (Imagine that! A man caring for kids!) Well, it doesn’t seem to be going great for the smear campaign. Her supposedly manipulated ex-husband isn’t quite buying the scandal either:

Remember that fake Wendy Davis “scandal”? In which Texas right wingers tried to smear Wendy for pieces of her life story in classically sexist ways? One of the accusations against her was that ...

The harsh reality of abortion restrictions in Texas

In 2013, Texas passed extreme restrictions on abortion to shutter one third of the state’s providers. We’ve written a ton here at Feministing about the inspiring feminist army that rose up to fight these restrictions, about our hero Wendy Davis who will be the next governor of Texas and help change this horrible reality, and about the fact that despite these wins, the anti-choice establishment has already had success and likely will be able to continue in limiting access to reproductive healthcare.

Today, a federal appeals court is set to review the law again.

In 2013, Texas passed extreme restrictions on abortion to shutter one third of the state’s providers. We’ve written a ton here at Feministing about the inspiring feminist army that ...

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Stay classy Texas antis.

“Catch An Illegal” protest at UT Austin totally backfired.

Shame from all angles: why doesn’t anyone seem to respect teen parents?

White-washing queer fashion history.

Black man repeatedly arrested and jailed for “trespassing” at his workplace.

New Belabored podcast at Dissent.

Could teller organizing help halt bank abuses?

Mychal, at the Nation: “It’s not just a matter of changing attitudes about skin color. We have to be willing ...

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This Monday, stand with #TexasWomenForever

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Alison Turkos, Co-Chair of the Board of the New York Abortion Access Fund. When she’s not breaking down barriers to abortion access she’s probably talking about how much she loves Vermont.

I fund abortions in New York and I do so proudly, but let the record show: I’ve never been to Texas. I’ve never spoken to a Texan who is unable to get an appointment at a clinic because of the wait or logistics, like travel. I’ve never had to tell someone that unfortunately I can’t fund their procedure because I’ve reached my budget for the week or that I can only pledge $150 towards their abortion when ...

Editor’s Note: This is a guest post from Alison Turkos, Co-Chair of the Board of the New York Abortion Access Fund. When she’s not breaking down barriers to abortion access she’s probably ...

Report finds Latinas face human rights violations in Texas

The Texas legislature has made a name for itself as a foe of reproductive justice. The state has passed, then struck down, then reinstated some of the most draconian laws designed to prevent people from accessing abortion care. Of course, these tend to be low-income people of color, immigrants, and otherwise marginalized people.

The Texas legislature has made a name for itself as a foe of reproductive justice. The state has passed, then struck down, then reinstated some of the most draconian laws designed to ...

Fifth Circuit reinstates Texas anti-choice restrictions

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 miles) in order to provide legal abortion care. As we’ve previously covered, the Texas anti-choice law will lead to the closure of nearly one-third of Texas abortion care providers, which as Judge Yaefel noted in his decision on Tuesday, “does nothing to protect women’s health.”

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 ...

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