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Texas Says Planned Parenthood Will No Longer Receive State Medicaid Funds

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.19.2015 | Politics

The Texas Health and Human Services Commission notified Planned Parenthood on Monday that it will terminate the reproductive health provider's Medicai...

Greg Abbott Signs Off On Ousting Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 06.23.2015 | Politics

A months-long effort to keep Republicans from pushing Planned Parenthood out of a state cancer screening program for low-income women ended in defeat...

Laura Bassett

There's A New Davis In Texas Standing Up For Women's Health -- And She's A Republican | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

Two years ago, former Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Ft. Worth) stood and spoke for 11 straight hours to filibuster a bill that eventually shut down ...

Shadee Ashtari

Anti-Abortion Group Sets Up Headquarters In Shuttered Planned Parenthood Clinic | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 11.07.2014 | Politics

The anti-abortion group 40 Days for Life, a Christian nonprofit that works to end abortions worldwide through 40-day prayer campaigns and protests out...

Texas Clinics Cut Ties With Planned Parenthood To Regain State Funding

The Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

Hidalgo County women who receive state-financed reproductive health services may soon seek care from familiar clinics — operating under unfamiliar...

This Texas Resident Isn't So High On Rick Perry's Way Of Governing

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.18.2013 | Politics

Over the past few months, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has prodded several states to "think Texas" when it comes to job creation. Ask 65-year-old pawn sh...

Planned Parenthood Gets Huge Donation From Former Presidential Candidate's Group

The Huffington Post | Ashley Balcerzak | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics

The Perot Foundation of Dallas, founded by billionaire and former presidential candidate Ross Perot, announced Thursday that it is donating $1 million...

How Texas Republicans Are Preparing America for the Apocalypse

Elford Alley | Posted 10.21.2013 | Comedy
Elford Alley

When the Federal government offered Texas billions to insure 1.5 million impoverished Texans, Republicans did the only honorable thing: They refused it. Come on people, do you think insurance is going to help you when radioactive spiders are burrowing into your cerebrum? No.

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...

Katy Hall

LOOK: Another Reason Texas Abortion Bill Is Unfair | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

Last month, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis' marathon filibuster headed off a bill that would dramatically reduce abortion access in the state, but no...

Laura Bassett

GOP Takes Aim At Teen Sex Ed Programs | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2013 | Politics

In addition to passing some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the nation so far this year, Republican lawmakers in North Dakota, Arkansas and T...

Laura Bassett

New Restrictive Abortion Bill Could Close Most Of State's Clinics | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.21.2013 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) vowed in December to make abortion in Texas "a thing of the past," and Republican state legislators obliged him on Tuesday b...

This is What Happens When You Defund Planned Parenthood

Mother Jones | Posted 05.14.2013 | Politics

In the past two years, Texas legislators slashed funds for family planning and passed up $30 million a year in federal Medicaid money, largely to sque...

Praying the Rick Perry Away

Dan Treadway | Posted 04.01.2013 | Politics
Dan Treadway

If Perry's claim is correct, and God is strong where he is weak, unfortunately, I feel like I'm left with no other choice... So, Rick Perry's Interpretation Of God, I'd really appreciate it if you could help Texas out in a few areas in which the governor has proven himself to be considerably weak.

Perry's Battle Against Planned Parenthood Comes At Huge Cost To Texas

The New Republic | Posted 03.13.2013 | Politics

Since 2010, nine states have tried to strip funding from their local Planned Parenthood chapters. Not three years later, almost all of their schemes h...

Laura Bassett

Judge Rules Texas Can Defund Planned Parenthood | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.31.2012 | Politics

A district judge ruled on Monday that Texas can legally cut Planned Parenthood out of its new state-funded health program for women, which launches on...

Texas Woman Searches For Health Care As State Officials Move To Defund Planned Parenthood

Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

By Mary Tuma When Texas decided to exclude Planned Parenthood clinics from its Medicaid-funded women’s health care program, women like Crystal Go...

Laura Bassett

The Fallout From Texas' Brilliant Plan To Slash Family Planning Funds | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

Long waiting lists for intrauterine devices, higher fees for STD screenings and reduced hours of operation at women's health clinics are just a few of...

It's Time to Mess With Texas

Sarah O'Leary | Posted 10.24.2012 | Impact
Sarah O'Leary

No one among us can change the politics or the politicians in Texas in time to avert this politically motivated, disastrous misjudgment. However, we can change the tide.

Fate Of Key Group Still Unclear As Contentious War Still Simmers

Texas Monthly | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

THERE ARE things about women that most men would just as soon never discuss. The stirrups in a gynecologist’s office, for one; the tampon aisle at t...

Laura Bassett

Appeals Court Restores Texas Planned Parenthood Funding | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

It's been a bumpy week for Planned Parenthood clinics in Texas. First a U.S. district judge temporarily stopped a new law that would have cut Planned ...

Laura Bassett

Texas Attorney General Compares Planned Parenthood To Terrorist Organization | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Just two hours after a U.S. district judge stopped a Texas law that would have eliminated Planned Parenthood's participation in the state's Women's He...

Laura Bassett

Planned Parenthood Wins Battle In Texas | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

A federal court in Texas ruled to stop a new law on Monday that excluded Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women's Health Program, which serves about ...

"The War On Women": A Teen's Perspective

Laela Zaidi | Posted 06.04.2012 | Teen
Laela Zaidi

As a female member of a younger generation, it is not only discouraging, but frightening, to see what's happening across the nation. I hope to grow up in a society that recognizes and upholds the reproductive rights of women.

Laura Bassett

Texas Loses Entire Women's Health Program Over Planned Parenthood Law | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.16.2012 | Politics

The Department of Health and Human Services announced on Thursday that it will cut off all Medicaid funding for family planning to the state of Texas,...