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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 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 […]

Will Low-Income Women in Texas Find Care Without Planned Parenthood?

May 24, 2012


RH Reality Check, May 24, 2012 by Andrea Grimes While the State of Texas battles in court for what it says is its right to exclude Planned Parenthood from participating in the Medicaid Women’s Health Program (WHP) there, the Texas Health and Human Services commission is sending mixed messages to the more than 50,000 women who currently […]

“Do What We Say or the Women Will Die”

May 6, 2012


Fire Dog Lake, May 6, 2012 by Glenn W. Smith Do what we say or the women will die. That may sound like some kind of villainous threat in a Wild West melodrama, but it is exactly what the Rick Perry administration in Texas is saying today. Planned Parenthood is suing the state for unlawfully […]

Texas Planned Parenthood Defunding Halted By Federal Judge

April 30, 2012


Huffington Post, April 30, 2012 by Laura Bassett A federal court in Texas ruled to stop a new law on Monday that excluded Planned Parenthood from the Texas Women’s Health Program, which serves about 130,000 low-income women in the state. U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled that the law was unconstitutional because it bars eight […]

North Texas knitters stitch uteruses for protest

April 3, 2012


WFAA, April 2, 2012 by TERESA WOODARD DALLAS — Inside Kimberlyn Crowe’s Oak Cliff home, knitting has always been quiet therapy. Suddenly, it’s become a way to make some noise. “Words don’t do any good because it’s all been said,” she declared. So she let the yarn became her words and her hobby become her […]

GOP senator defends Planned Parenthood: ‘Provide those services, absolutely’

March 22, 2012


The Raw Story, March 22, 2012 by David Edwards See The Raw Story for the MSNBC videos. A conservative Republican senator is speaking out in defense of Planned Parenthood and calling on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) to make sure the organization gets funded. During an interview on Thursday, MSNBC’s Chuck Todd asked Sen. Kay […]

We Need a Personhood Movement for Women, Too

March 19, 2012


Huffington Post, March 19, 2012 by Jason Stanford Who knew that Rick Santorum would turn out to be a voice of moderation in the war on women? In their fight to maintain control over their own health care decisions, women are now fighting this war on several fronts against the same kind of mouth breathers […]

Texas Woman Stands up for Women

March 16, 2012


An Open Letter to the Texas Governor, Crusader Houston Chronicle Blog, March 16, 2012 by Rev. Ellen Cooper-Davis Dear Governor Perry, I imagine that your schedule must be extremely busy, and I suppose you don’t generally have time to read the various publications of this great state of Texas over coffee. So I will draw […]

Texas Women’s Clinics Retreat as Finances Are Cut

March 7, 2012


New York Times, March 7, 2012 by Pam Belluck and Emily Ramshaw Leticia Parra, a mother of five scraping by on income from her husband’s sporadic construction jobs, relied on the Planned Parenthood clinic in San Carlos, an impoverished town in South Texas, for breast cancer screenings, free birth control pills and pap smears for cervical cancer. But the clinic closed […]