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July 12, 2013

REPORT: Texas Abortion Law Faces Hurdle in Courts

According to the Guttmacher Institute , states have enacted 43 provisions that restrict access to abortion from January to June of this year - more than in all of 2012. Though Texas’ House Bill 2 will be signed by Governor Rick Perry in the coming days,...
June 26, 2013

Wendy Davis Wins One For Progress

In Texas we do things big, and yesterday the nation saw State Senator Wendy Davis stand up for progress in a big way. Her 11-hour filibuster led the way in running out the clock to end the special legislative session and with it Senate Bill 5, which could...
June 25, 2013

Sen. Wendy Davis Filibuster - Countdown Clock

Senator Wendy Davis is currently engaging in a filibuster to stop Senate Bill 5, the law that would severely limit access to women's health care in Texas. We wanted to make sure you had a chance to read our coverage on the issue: Special Session: Anti-...
June 24, 2013

Top Ten WTF Moments of Texas Abortion Debate

Here are ten of the most insane things Texas conservatives and Tea Party members have said and/or done in recent days in their fight to limit health care access for Texas women. Did we miss something? Let us know in the comments below or leave a comment...
June 14, 2013

Rick Perry Vetoed Texas' Equal Pay Act

Texas Governor Rick Perry has vetoed our state's Equal Pay Act. Texas would have been the 43rd state to adopt such a law. The bill he vetoed, House Bill 950, was authored by State Rep. Senfronia Thompson of Houston and State Senator Wendy Davis of Fort...
June 3, 2013

Don't Let Texas Rubber Stamp Bad Maps!

s you know by now, G overnor Perry has called a special legislative session on redistricting seeking a “rubber stamp” for flawed interim congressional and State House maps. These maps contain core flaws of previous maps that Justices say were “enacted...
May 1, 2013

Ted Cruz Caught Lying About Medicaid Expansion - Twice

Texas Senator Ted Cruz was caught lying - twice -about the Affordable Care Act, specifically about the impact of Medicaid expansion. You may recall our rally at the Texas State Capitol that urged Texas' statewide lawmakers, including Cruz, to support...