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Texas Abortion Bill

Laura Bassett

Texas Bill Would Force Women To Take Adoption Class Before Abortion | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.31.2013 | Politics

A new bill being advanced in the Texas state Senate would require women to take a three-hour class on adoption before legally being allowed to have an...

WATCH: Latina Texans Face Reproductive Health Crisis

Huffington Post | Posted 07.22.2013 | Latino Voices

With the Texas Senate's passage last week of a controversial bill restricting access to abortion, Latinas are voicing their concerns. Lillian Ortiz, N...

WATCH: MHP Dons Tampon Earrings

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 07.22.2013 | Media

Melissa Harris-Perry took a moment on her Sunday MSNBC show to offer women a creative solution to the Texas state capitol temporarily banning tampons....

'Despicable': Official Claims He Saw Urine, Bags Of Feces Ahead Of Abortion Debate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Texas Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst (R) claims he saw protesters with bottles of urine and bags of feces at the state capitol as lawmakers were wrapping up ...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood To Close Three Texas Clinics | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

Planned Parenthood on Wednesday informed staff at three of its facilities in Texas that they would be closing, according to people familiar with the d...

Laura Bassett

Rick Perry Signs Controversial Abortion Bill Into Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

Following weeks of heated protests at the state capitol, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed into law on Thursday a package of abortion restrictions that...

Pelosi Speaks Out On Texas Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke out on Texas' controversial abortion law, telling MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that measures like the o...

A Not-So-Cute Rick Perry Doll

The Huffington Post | Ryan Rainey | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Texas woman has a solution for any pro-choice activists who have ever fantasized about doing harm to the state's anti-abortion Gov. Rick Perry (R)....

Dem Proposes Tying Abortion Restrictions To Death Penalty Abolition

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.17.2013 | Politics

A Texas lawmaker has introduced a bill that would block anti-abortion laws from going into effect until the state ends its use of capital punishment. ...

Texas Abortion Activist Turns Sights On Rick Perry's Alleged Abortion Conflict Of Interest

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Sarah Slamen, the Texas abortion rights activist who catapulted to fame last week after her fierce, abbreviated testimony against her state's strict a...

How Texas Just Made Miscarriages Even Worse

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

To understand why Texas' new anti-abortion law is an invasion of privacy, you have to know my friend. It's a sad story, and despite what Texas Republicans might claim, it has nothing to do with abortion.

Texas Dems See New Hope

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and WILL WEISSERT | Posted 07.16.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- It would seem that Texas Republicans have never been stronger. An all-but-certain Republican successor is emerging to follow the depa...

Davis Raises Nearly $1 Million After Filibuster

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2013 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) raised nearly $1 million in the second half of June following her high-profile filibuster of a controversial abortion...

Abortion Back In The Political Spotlight

AP | BILL BARROW | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

ATLANTA — With no immediate hope of overturning the U.S. Supreme Court's decision legalizing abortion, Republicans around the country are increa...

Perry: Abortion Bill Will Stand Up To Challenges

AP | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

WEST, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry says the abortion bill awaiting his signature to become Texas law is constitutional and will withstand court chall...

Some Fear Major Shutdowns After Controversial Texas Vote

AP | RAMIT PLUSHNICK-MASTI | Posted 09.12.2013 | Politics

HOUSTON — Texas abortion providers fear stringent restrictions passed by the Legislature could force all but five of the state's clinics to clos...

Jennifer Bendery

Texas Dems Ready For Next Round In Abortion Fight | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- State Democratic lawmakers put up a fight, but they knew in the end they couldn't stop Republicans from pushing through a controversi...

Texas Senate Passes Abortion Bill

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.13.2013 | Politics

The Texas Senate has passed a controversial bill that prohibits abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and will force all but five of the state's abort...

Jennifer Bendery

Texas Police Seize Diabetic Supplies, Maxi Pads For Abortion Debate | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.14.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Capitol police confiscated all kinds of items from people on Friday -- including jars of feces -- as hundreds of protesters flo...

Republicans Defend Texas Abortion Bill

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Texas senators were wrapping up debate on sweeping abortion restrictions Friday night and were poised to vote on a measure after...

Troopers Confiscated Suspected Feces, Urine Ahead Of Abortion Bill Vote

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to debate and ultimately vote on some of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions, its...

Wendy Davis: The Silver Lining to a Very Dark Cloud

Mary Pauline Lowry | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Mary Pauline Lowry

The silver lining to this dark cloud is State Senator Wendy Davis herself. A single mother who went from living in a trailer to graduating from Harvard Law School, Davis understands the struggles of working class women.

Jennifer Bendery

Jane Nelson, Texas GOP Senator: Abortion Bill Isn't A 'War On Women, I'm A Woman!' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- It's been a long week for Texas state Sen. Jane Nelson. As Republican chairwoman of the Senate Health and Human Services Committee...

Texas Republicans Tried To Silence This Abortion Rights Advocate. Instead, This Happened

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

Sarah Slamen's passionate testimony against an anti-abortion bill in front of the Texas state Senate was cut off earlier this week, when the Republica...

State On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules

Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

By CHRIS TOMLINSON, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a...