No matter how you feel about abortion, arguing against it by saying "every life matters" while you are, in fact, the nation's top killer of inmates is either disingenuous or downright phony.
Obviously there's nothing wrong with in vitro fertilization. But let's follow Franks' logic. If fertilized eggs are human lives, then Trent Franks and his wife went to a clinic and paid to have their babies aborted -- kind of an "abortion clinic" -- just when the pre-humans were at their tiniest and most helpless.
The news media made Texas state Senator Wendy Davis an overnight hero by reporting on her 11-hour filibuster, and the surprise defeat of a restrictive...
Texas is going blue. The only question is when. If Wendy Davis runs for governor in 2014, and Hillary Clinton runs for president in 2016, it will be "High Noon" in Texas with these two leading ladies starring in the Gary Cooper role.
I have been asked if it was planned. The truth is this: when you have no words left, when every word spoken has fallen on deaf ears, when the representative you have chosen to speak is no longer allowed to do so, sometimes all there is left to do is scream.
Maybe there really is a war on women raging within today's GOP. Ask Wendy Davis the next time you see her, and believe me, you'll see her. She's now a rising star.
It would seem that Scalia is determined to mount a campaign designed to do everything possible to undermine our faith in the Supreme Court. His radicalism, irrationality and extremism threaten the credibility of the most important anchor in our three-branch government.
The joy I feel on this day, June 26th, 2013, when the government of the United States recognized my legitimacy and dignity as a human being, is already short-lived.
Wendy Davis's actions, while a short-term victory, don't address the moral rot at the heart of the GOP agenda, including the party's all-out assault on a women's right to choose what happens with her body.
The fact of the matter is, here in Texas, we've started something no one can stop. People don't want politicians making women's private medical decisions, cutting off access to lifesaving preventive care or safe and legal abortion -- and they absolutely will not stand for it.
Governor Perry and friends are fast tracking a bill that would essentially end access to safe and legal abortion throughout the state -- but folks from El Paso to Texarkana are coming right back with their own message: not without a fight.
Other than the draconian jihad on women's rights that Republican legislatures have passed in both states, the two states have something else in common. They both border Illinois. Wisconsin to the north, Iowa to the west.
Just when I thought nothing could get more ridiculous than last week's "masturbating male fetus" rights argument to justify extreme anti-abortion rhetoric, this happened: Rep. Jodie Laubenberg explained, "In the emergency room they have what's called rape kits where a woman can get cleaned out."
What is it with the Great Southwest and masturbation?
It took a while, but it seems that conservatives have finally found and issue that will get them to stop saying really, really stupid things about rape!
These bills are more than staggering. They have nothing to do with protecting women. They will not promote health care. They are dangerous, they are extreme, and women are already paying the price in states where they have been enacted.