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Democrats single out Texas as the nation’s vilest villain in the ‘war on women’

September 6, 2012


Houston Chronicle, September 6, 2012 by Jana Kasperkevic Texas Republicans have been singled out as villains in the war on women by none other than … Texas Democrats. At a Texas delegation breakfast earlier this week, State Sen. Leticia Van de Putte “warned that the attack on reproductive rights had roots in Texas, with the […]

Texas Planned Parenthood merger

September 1, 2012


KVUE ABC, September 1, 2012 TEXAS — Three branches of Planned Parenthood across the state have merged to become Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas. The non-profits in Austin, North Texas and Waco are joining together to serve more than 120,000 Texas this year. Ken Lambrecht, CEO of Planned Parenthood of North Texas, says the new merger is “designed to be […]

Help Texas Women – Act Now!

August 29, 2012


Planned Parenthood Email, August 29, 2012 After hearing from thousands of supporters from across the state, the Texas Department of State Health Services will hold a public meeting on its proposal to create a 100 percent state funded Women’s Health Program— all so they can try to kick Planned Parenthood and our nearly 50,000 patients […]

Pete Olson (TX-22) will not vote to fund Planned Parenthood

August 27, 2012


Letter from Pete Olson, 22nd District of Texas – August 27, 2012 Thank you for contacting me about women’s health and federal appropriations. I appreciate hearing your thoughts on this important issue. On July 18, 2012, the House Appropriations Committee published the draft appropriations bill for the Labor, HHS, and Education subcommittee. The draft appropriates […]

Austin women prepare for Silent Rally on State Capitol steps to combat the War on Women

August 23, 2012


Culture Map Austin, August 23, 2012 by Michael Graupmann “How much longer will we let ourselves be shamed? What does it take until we snap? Our bodies and our decisions are less and less our own. I’d rather not have reproductive organs if this is the way I’m going to be treated.” These words from […]

Federal appeals court allows Texas to defund Planned Parenthood

August 21, 2012


CBS News, August 21, 2012 by AP AUSTIN, Texas – A federal appeals court ruled late Tuesday that Texas can cut off funding for Planned Parenthood clinics that provide health services to low-income women before a trial over a new law that bans state money from going to organizations tied to abortion providers. The 5th […]

Texas’ war on women

August 19, 2012


News-Journal, August 18, 2012 by John D. Foster Once again, Texas is in the forefront of the Republican Party’s “war on women” with a proposed gag rule on doctors who provide abortion counseling for the state Women’s Health Program. The Texas Medical Association and other groups say the rule is so burdensome that doctors won’t […]

Attacks On Planned Parenthood In Texas Forced At Least 50 Unaffiliated Health Clinics To Close

August 16, 2012


Think Progress, August 16, 2012 by Tara Culp-Ressler Last March, Republican lawmakers in Texas blocked funding for the state’s Planned Parenthood clinics, mandating that the organizations in the Texas’ Women’s Health Program shouldn’t receive federal funds because they are “affiliated” with an abortion provider. Despite the fact that abortion services contribute to just 3 percent […]

Texas Seeks To Stop Doctors From Talking About Abortion

July 12, 2012


Think Progress, July 12, 2012 by Annie-Rose Strasser Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) effectively defunded his state’s Planned Parenthood earlier this year by barring it and any other “abortion affiliates” from receiving funds under the Texas Women’s Health Program (TWHP). The government eventually cut off the program for not complying with the law, but Perry […]

Republicans Advances War On Women

June 29, 2012


CBS Chicago, June 29, 2012 by Bill Buck The Governor of South Carolina is unconcerned with women in South Carolina dying from preventable cancer. This week she took steps to promote cervical cancer in South Carolina. Nikki Haley, the Governor of South Carolina, vetoed a bill that that would help prevent the spread of the […]

Want an abortion? The state has a few questions for you first

June 19, 2012


Dallas Morning News, June 19, 2012 by Jacquielynn Floyd Dear Texas resident with the effrontery to seek a legal abortion: So, you got yourself pregnant. Current federal law allows you to choose this particular option for your private medical situation. The state of Texas, however, in furtherance of its goal of reducing the size and […]

Texas Bureaucrats Listen To, But Do Not *Hear,* Concerns of Providers on Unnecessary Regulations

June 15, 2012


RH Reality Check, June 15, 2012 by Andrea Grimes The Texas Department of State Health Services Council met this week to do its part in pushing forward the adoption of new abortion reporting requirements enacted at the behest of one anti-choice Texas state representative who failed to get the requirements passed democratically through the Texas […]

Rick Perry’s Texas: A Perspective from the Front Lines

June 7, 2012


Women are Watching, June 7, 2012 By: Melaney A. Linton, President Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Action Fund Governor Rick Perry‘s record shows that he can’t be trusted when it comes to women’s health. Time and again he has shown his true colors: he chooses politics over Texas women. Houston is the fourth-largest city in the […]

Can Texas ban Planned Parenthood from women’s health program?

June 7, 2012


LA Times, June 7, 2012 by Molly Hennessy-Fiske HOUSTON — A federal appeals court in New Orleans is expected to hear arguments Thursday (June 8) over the legality of implementing a Texas rule that bans Planned Parenthoodclinics from a state and federally funded health program for uninsured, low-income women. “What’s at stake is whether low-income […]