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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 […]