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October 2, 2014

BREAKING: 5th Circuit Allows HB2 to Take Effect

The 5th Circuit of the U.S. Court of Appeals ruling today temporarily reverses a U.S. district court’s decision that struck down as unconstitutional two provisions of Texas' omnibus anti-abortion bill, House Bill 2 (HB2). HB2 has already forced half of...
September 6, 2014

Wendy Davis Shares Deeply Personal Abortion Story

In her memoir “ Forgetting to Be Afraid, ” Wendy Davis does just that and courageously shares a deeply personal story about her decision to have an abortion—to terminate a wanted pregnancy after learning that her unborn daughter suffered from a severe...
August 8, 2014

HB2 on Trial: The Man Behind the Curtain

After sitting through the final day of testimony yesterday it became abundantly clear that Attorney General Greg Abbott and his underlings spend way more time scheming over how to sue the federal government to help their big donors than they do actually...
August 7, 2014

HB2 on Trial: State’s Parade of Misinformation

After two days of hearing the plaintiffs’ case—testimony from credentialed and practicing doctors and providers—about why House Bill 2, Texas’ anti-abortion law, should be struck down, the Office of Attorney General Greg Abbott began to present the state’...
April 4, 2014

Whole Woman's Health Files #FightBackTX Lawsuit

J ust last week, the U.S. 5th Circuit Court upheld unnecessary abortion restrictions while denying basic facts about the closing of abortion clinics in the Rio Grande Valley. Now Whole Woman's Health is fighting back. They filed a lawsuit in federal court...
February 19, 2014

Abortion Rates at Lowest Number Since 1973

A new study from the Guttmacher Institute shows a drop in the number of abortions being received. From 2008 to 2011, abortions fell to the lowest numbers seen since 1973. "The number of abortions and the abortion rate declined steadily between 2008 and...