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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 ...

Support Wendy Davis’ campaign for Texas governor!

Last week, feminist filibustering shero, badass former teen mama, and Texas state representative announced that she is running for Governor of Texas in 2014. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot, Davis’ expected opponent – a strongly anti-choice one at that – already has a ton of campaign funding, and it’s really important that Wendy Davis is able to raise some funds too.

We’re super excited to join an effort to raise funds for Wendy’s campaign today.

She can’t do it alone, folks, and electoral campaigns: they cost a lot of money! Hiring the best campaign advisors, getting savvy media folks, printing signs and flyers, and doing ...

Last week, feminist filibustering shero, badass former teen mama, and Texas state representative announced that she is running for Governor of Texas in 2014. Texas Attorney General Greg Abbot, ...

Wendy Davis is running for Texas governor!

Updated: We’ve been hoping for and anticipating this news for a while, but it’s finally here: Wendy Davis just announced that she is running for Texas governor:

“Thirty-two years ago, I walked across this stage, the granddaughter of farmers from Muleshoe, Texas, who could only afford to rent the land they farmed,” Davis said at the Wiley G. Thomas Coliseum in Haltom City, Texas, the same venue where she received her high school diploma.

“I had no real idea what the future looked like. Today, I see it pretty clearly. It’s looking right at me. It’s you. It’s all of you. And all of you deserve to have your voices heard. Because our future is brightest when ...

Updated: We’ve been hoping for and anticipating this news for a while, but it’s finally here: Wendy Davis just announced that she is running for Texas governor:

“Thirty-two years ago, I walked across ...

Rick Perry publicly scolds wife for falling out of line on abortion rights

We all know where Rick Perry stands on abortion (and how hypocritical that stance has proven to be). He’s earned our scornful GIFs and been rejected from national office, in part due to how extreme and conservative his views are on issues like abortion and gay marriage. And while he’s spoken about the delight he feels in pissing off reproductive health advocates, I doubt he’s getting as much joy out of pissing off his latest abortion rights foe: his wife.

As seen in the video above, first lady Anita Perry was asked about abortion rights  during an interview last weekend at the 2013 Texas Tribune Festival. Her words are willful ...

We all know where Rick Perry stands on abortion (and how hypocritical that stance has proven to be). He’s earned our scornful GIFs and been

Pro-choice groups take Texas’s huge anti-choice law to court

Remember 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, they’re asking the courts to block the provisions that, if allowed to go into effect at the end of October, would deal an immediate and drastic hit to abortion access: the restrictions on medication abortion and the requirement that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a local hospital. The admitting privileges provision alone is expected to force 13 ...

Remember 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 ...

Did Wendy Davis just hint at a run for Texas governor?

This would be the best news! On October 3rd, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will announce her future plans.  The consensus is that she’s running for governor of Texas but until she officially announces we can only hope.

Her run against the sitting and forgetful Governor Rick Perry would be an epic battle of fundraising and outside cash is going to be key in how formidable Davis can be against Perry who has been in office for over a decade.

Certainly, Davis’ candidacy would fire up this website give folks outside of Texas a real opportunity to be excited about a statewide race in the traditionally red state.  If you would like to get Senator Davis’ announcement

This would be the best news! On October 3rd, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis will announce her future plans.  The consensus is that she’s running for governor of Texas but until she officially ...

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