The hapless champion of conservative principles, Rep. Jonathan Stickland, ruined the chances of two sweeping new abortion restrictions, making it a successful weekend for pro-choice activists.
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Opponents raised concerns that the bill may violate a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that the bypass process must be confidential and expeditious, and endangers already vulnerable teenagers.
Texas House and Senate budget writers have approved a provision excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which thousands of poor women in Texas rely on for cancer screenings and diagnostic services.
The Texas House gave preliminary approval late Wednesday night to House Bill 3994, which changes the legal process set up for minors seeking an abortion. The bill also requires every person seeking an abortion, regardless of age, to show government-issued identification—in effect, it’s voter ID for abortions.
While lawmakers have filed dozens of anti-abortion bills, a growing group of activists and volunteer-led organizations are providing resources for women seeking access to abortion in Texas.
Jeni Putalavage-Ross and Scott Ross made the difficult decision to terminate their pregnancy at nearly 21 weeks when doctors said their baby wouldn’t survive. While Texas law still allows late-term abortions like Jeni’s, a handful of ultra-conservative lawmakers are targeting that exception this session.
The Texas Senate passed a bill banning abortion coverage in private insurance plans, forcing many women to have to buy costly supplemental coverage.
Abortion rights advocates and legal experts warned changes to the judicial bypass process could endanger vulnerable young women.
Dina Nuñez, a 51-year-old mother of three and human rights organizer, used to go to the Planned Parenthood clinic in her hometown of […]
After passing one of the most extreme anti-abortion laws in the country in 2013, conservative lawmakers have filed at least four bills this session […]