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Addressing Sexual Assault by Student-Athletes
Texas is poised to become the first state with an educational program designed directly to address dating violence and sexual assault among student-athletes.

8:00AM Tue. Dec. 6, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

Satanists Say Fetal Burial Rule Violates Religious Freedom
Arguing religious freedom, the Satanic Temple began its fight against the state of Texas’ new burdensome rule that requires women to bury or cremate their aborted or miscarried fetus.

3:12PM Mon. Dec. 5, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Vela to Dukes: Resign "Immediately"
Attorney, former chairman of the Workers Defense Project, and potential state representative for House District 46 Chito Vela called for the congressional seat's outgoing Rep. Dawnna Dukes, D-Pflugerville, to step down “immediately,” well in advance of her intended date of resignation, Jan. 10.

1:25PM Wed. Nov. 30, Sarah Marloff Read More | Comment »

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Despite emotional public hearings, roughly 35,000 comments, and major pushback from pro-choice advocates, the Texas Health and Human Services Commission finalized a new rule on Monday that would require women to bury or cremate fetal tissue after their abortion or miscarriage, rather than deposit them in sanitary sewers and medical-waste landfills.

6:40PM Mon. Nov. 28, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

After Filing Bill Forcing Schools to Out LGBTQ Kids, Legislator Bullies Media
After filing anti-LGBTQ legislation late last week, state Sen. Konni Burton, R-Ft. Worth, has gone on the attack over press coverage of her bill.

3:30PM Mon. Nov. 21, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

State Board of Education Rejects Racist Mexican-American Textbook
Some textbooks are too politicized for even the State Board of Education to accept. In a unanimous vote this morning, Republican and Democratic SBOE members preliminarily shot down a controversial Mexican-American studies textbook, after months of debate and rallies against the text.

12:12AM Wed. Nov. 16, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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GOP Targets Women's Health, LGBTQ Community in First Day of Lege Filing
Wasting no time, Texas legislators filed three abortion-restrictive bills and the first anti-LGBTQ piece of legislation this filing period, assuring another heated fight for pro-choice advocates and LGBTQ allies beginning Jan. 10, the first day of the 2017 legislative session.

5:45PM Mon. Nov. 14, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Pro-Choice Activists Deliver Petitions Against Fetal Burial Rule
Reproductive health advocates marched two full boxes of petition signatures against a proposed rule that would force Texas women to bury or cremate their fetal tissue after an abortion or miscarriage to the front desk of The Department of State Health Services on Wednesday, Oct. 26.

2:00PM Thu. Oct. 27, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas May Be Forced to Pay Nearly $5 Million to Pro-Choice Attorneys
The state may need to shell out more than $4.5 million to lawyers who defended abortion providers in the successful U.S. Supreme Court case that struck down parts of Texas anti-choice law, House Bill 2.

4:13PM Mon. Oct. 10, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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