The appellate judges weren’t convinced that the need to travel further to access abortion was a big deal. At the oral argument in January, Chief Justice Edith Jones observed that the roads between the Rio Grande Valley and Corpus Christi were flat and uncongested.
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Reproductive rights, the issue that catapulted Wendy Davis to fame, also has the power to alienate moderate voters.
In this week’s episode, we discuss a few of the more surprising outcomes from the Texas primary.
A third of Texas’ abortion clinics have now closed due to HB 2, including remaining clinics in the Rio Grande Valley and East Texas. Proponents of abortion rights in Texas predict dire health consequences from the closures.
The 20-week abortion ban forced one woman to pawn her wedding ring and flee to Arkansas to terminate her pregnancy.
On Thursday, a Senate committee hearing provided an opportunity for Republicans Senators and pro-choice activists to spar over women’s health.
Even as the religious right has slipped into a state of unplanned obsolescence on gay rights, marijuana legalization and other culture-war issues, it’s doing better than ever on the abortion front.
At a televised debate this week, all four candidates (David Dewhurst, Dan Patrick, Jerry Patterson and Todd Staples) agreed that abortions should be banned even in cases of rape or incest. It was not clear if any of them would make exceptions even for the life of the mother.
At an anti-abortion rally in Austin today, Greg Abbott blasts Wendy Davis, his presumed opponent for governor, for her positions on abortion.
For providing support to pregnant, low-income women of color, Paula Rojas is a tyrant’s foe.