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Federal Judge (Temporarily) Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid
Following a three-day hearing that concluded Thursday afternoon, U.S. Judge Sam Sparks granted a temporary injunction blocking Texas officials from removing Planned Parenthood from the Medicaid program until at least Feb. 21.

4:24PM Thu. Jan. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
If there’s one common theme state attorneys share in defending anti-choice rules in court this month, it’s a lack of tangible evidence.

8:00AM Thu. Jan. 19, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Planned Parenthood Fights Texas in Court to Save Medicaid
Planned Parenthood affiliates are in court this week to halt state officials’ plans to boot the provider from Medicaid, as promised last month.

8:10AM Wed. Jan. 18, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Make Abortion Completely Illegal
With complete disregard to women’s constitutionally protected right to an abortion, Rep. Tony Tinderholt, R-Arlington, filed a bill this week that would outright criminalize abortion at any stage.

4:10PM Thu. Jan. 12, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
During the second day of hearings to challenge a state health department rule that would force women to bury or cremate their fetal and embryonic remains after an abortion, miscarriage, or ectopic pregnancy (regardless of gestation period), the court heard from state witnesses, who often failed to ensure their ability and capacity to handle the new rule.

11:35AM Thu. Jan. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

State Offers No Evidence of Health Benefit During Fetal Burial Rule Hearing
A federal hearing challenging a proposed state health department rule that would force women to bury or cremate their fetal and embryonic remains after an abortion, miscarriage, or ectopic pregnancy (regardless of gestation period) began in U.S. Judge Sam Sparks’ downtown courtroom on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

8:30AM Wed. Jan. 4, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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Texas Sends Final Notice to Kick Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Texas officials have followed through with their months-long promise to boot Planned Parenthood out of Medicaid.

8:25PM Tue. Dec. 20, 2016, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Federal Judge Blocks Fetal Burial Rule … For Now
A draconian rule that would force women to bury or cremate their fetus after an abortion or miscarriage, regardless of gestation period, has been blocked – at least temporarily.

4:35PM Thu. Dec. 15, 2016, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Austin Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance
On Tuesday, Dec. 13, Rep. Paul Workman, R-Austin, filed HB 577, a bill that would both prevent and roll back local Fair Chance Hiring measures, like the one passed this March by City Council.

2:45PM Tue. Dec. 13, 2016, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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