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How We Can Help End Stigma One Abortion Story at a Time

Candice Russell | Posted 11.03.2014 | Women
Candice Russell

I truly believe that one of the single most powerful things that we can do to fight this war against our reproductive rights is to end the stigma surrounding our abortion stories. To stop feeling the need to explain away our choices every single time we mention we have made them.

Laura Bassett

Greg Abbott: Abortion Clinic Closures Are Manageable 'Inconvenience' For Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

Texas officials filed a memorandum with the U.S. Supreme Court on Thursday in defense of an anti-abortion law that has shut down 80 percent of clinics...

Laura Bassett

Situation In Texas Is 'Urgent' After 13 Abortion Clinics Close Overnight

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Thirteen abortion clinics shut down in Texas overnight after a federal appeals court decided to allow a strict new anti-abortion law to go into effect...

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...

Laura Bassett

Conservatives React To Wendy Davis' Abortion Story

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.08.2014 | Politics

Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) has been called many unflattering names since she stood for 11 hours straight last year to filibuster an anti-abortio...

Federal Judge Blocks Harsh Texas Abortion Restricitions

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics s...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Clinics Receive Last-Minute Reprieve

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

In May of 2013, Texas had 41 licensed abortion clinics to serve its more than 5 million women of reproductive age. On Monday, if a major provision of ...

Undercover Audio Reveals How Anti-Abortion Activists Pursue Patients, Providers

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 08.12.2014 | Politics

On the same day that Texas abortion clinics fought in court to remain open, anti-abortion activists held a training session at the state's capitol on ...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Rate Drops Dramatically As New Restrictions Take Effect

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Since Texas' sweeping new anti-abortion law went into effect last November, the number of legal abortions performed in the state has dropped 13 percen...

Laura Bassett

Texas Sued Over Abortion Law Wendy Davis Tried To Block

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Three major civil liberties and women's groups filed a lawsuit on Friday against the new Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis famously delay...

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...

Jennifer Bendery

Santorum Calls Extreme Anti-Abortion Bill Part Of A 'Movement Of Love'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.12.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- As Texas legislators inched closer on Thursday to passing one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the country, former Sen. Ric...