SCOTUS Stops Horrid Texas Abortion Restrictions, For Now

The Supreme Court has issued a temporary stay on HB 2, Texas’ disastrous anti-abortion law, which would have closed most clinics in the state. That means the state will be temporarily unable to enforce the law; the Supreme Court will likely hear the case next term. This is good news, for now, possibly followed next… » 6/29/15 5:20pm Monday 5:20pm

Appeals Court Upholds Most of HB2, Texas' Terrible Anti-Abortion Law

In a sweeping and fairly disastrous opinion for reproductive health in Texas, a three-judge panel on the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld nearly every part of HB 2, an extremely restrictive law that could make safe, legal abortion access virtually impossible in the state. All but eight abortion clinics… » 6/09/15 5:10pm 6/09/15 5:10pm

Houston Mayor: Severe Texas Abortion Law Puts Women's Lives At Risk

This morning, a U.S. district judge heard closing arguments in the legal battle over the newest round of Texas' insanely and needlessly severe abortion restrictions. If they're upheld, they'll shut down all but seven abortion providers in the state. Texas women will be totally fucked — a fact the Houston city council… » 8/14/14 6:45pm 8/14/14 6:45pm

Hey, Idiots: Shutting Down Clinics Doesn't Make Abortion Go Away

It's been just over a year since Texas passed hideously severe (and not medically necessary) restrictions on abortion providers. In that time, over half of the clinics in the state have been forced to stop offering abortion services — however, the rate of abortion procedures in the state has only dropped 13 percent.… » 7/30/14 6:20pm 7/30/14 6:20pm

This Is the Week the US Government Told Poor Women to Fuck Off

Know what's even scarier than stumbling into a Walgreens at 3 am and witnessing a woman dressed as Miley Cyrus puking on a guy dressed up as Jesse Pinkman as a muzakal rendition of Silent Night plays over the loudspeaker? What conservatives in the government are doing — and have done — to low income women this week.… » 11/01/13 4:20pm 11/01/13 4:20pm

So What The Hell Just Happened With That Texas Abortion Law?

Earlier this afternoon, Twitter was, uh, a-twitter with news that a judge had struck down that awful Texas law that Wendy Davis filibustered back in June. But it's not all sunshine and roses and dancing in a field wearing adorable matching orange tee shirts; only part of the law was struck down, and the state of… » 10/28/13 5:50pm 10/28/13 5:50pm

Special Deal for Texas Ladies: Cheap 'n Easy Flea Market Abortions

The Texas House of Representatives recently voted to pass the notoriously godawful legislation that would close most, if not all, the abortion clinics in the state. Don't fret, Texas gals: you can still get abortion pills at your local flea market! Who needs safe and legal healthcare when you can get taken advantage… » 7/11/13 11:30am 7/11/13 11:30am

Texas House Approves Dangerous Bill to Virtually Ban Abortion

The Texas House of Representatives just voted to pass the crap legislation that will basically end access to safe and legal abortion in the state and and close all but five abortion clinics in the state of over 26 million people. A state where an estimated 130,000 women are already going without basic, preventive… » 7/09/13 10:30pm 7/09/13 10:30pm

Texas House Testimony is Livestreaming Now and Pro-Choice Reps are…

If you were galvanized by Wendy Davis' filibuster last week, clear your calendar now. Testimony has begun before the Texas House and so far, it is amazing. Bill sponsor Rep. Laubenberg was either unable to answer questions or refused to answer. Here's a writeup on her testimony from the liveblogging at Burnt Orange… » 7/02/13 9:01pm 7/02/13 9:01pm