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Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.…Continue Reading

Tags: State Attacks, Texas, Abortion restrictions, Greg Abbott


Ohio Governor Kasich Signs Anti-Women’s Health Budget

Category: Abortion, State Fights

So much for “the Kasich Jobs 2.0” budget…. Last night, Ohio Governor John Kasich signed his state budget—which included a number of anti-women’s health provisions including language designed to defund Planned Parenthood, TRAP restrictions, and a mandatory ultrasound requirement for women seeking an…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, State Fights, Ohio, Governor Kasich, TRAP


VIDEO: Texas State Senator Wendy Davis Stands Up For Women

Category: State Fights, Cecile Richards

Watch: Wendy Davis Stands with Texas Women Video

Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas' 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capitol to stand with Senator Davis -- and thousands of folks a…Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Texas, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Video


Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis Talk Texas on MSNBC

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Cecile Richards

Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis

Less than 24 hours after the amazing filibuster from Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Governor Rick Perry called a second special legislative session to move forward with the extreme legislation designed to virtually ban abortion.  It’s an affront to the thousands of Texans who turned out in droves …Continue Reading

Tags: State Fights, Cecile Richards, Texas, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis


9 Incredible Things That Happened Yesterday in Texas

Category: Abortion, State Fights

Stand with Texas Women

1 . Wendy Davis Stands for Women (11 hours to be exact)  Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas’ 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capit…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, Texas, Filibuster, Texas State Senator Wendy Davis


A Standoff of Texas Proportion

Category: State Fights

Stand with Texas Women

From the day my mother, Ann Richards, took office as governor of Texas, she made it her mission to open the doors of government and "let the people in." Here in Austin, hundreds of Texans are taking her up on that offer. Governor Perry and friends are fast tracking a bill that would essentially end…Continue Reading

Tags: State Fights, Cecile Richards, Texas, HB60, SB5