War on Women's Health

Reproductive Rights Under Fire: From the defunding of reproductive and preventative health care to draconian anti-choice laws engineered by extremists on the right, Texas has become ground zero for both the war on women’s health care and for the nationwide defense of women’s rights. The U.S. Supreme Court granted pro-choice advocates a historic victory this summer in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt by striking down two parts of the notorious House Bill 2 and forced state governments to show evidence of medical necessity when passing abortion laws.

However, HB 2 was not the first blast in the war on women's reproductive rights and it's certainly not the last. The state continues to grapple with a shredded health network and continued assaults on reproductive rights. HB 2, target of former Sen. Wendy Davis’s historic 2013 filibuster, has already shuttered roughly half of Texas abortion clinics. And Texas, like the rest of the country, must now brace for the reign of President-elect Trump, a misogynist who has condoned sexual assault toward women and supports the repeal of Roe v. Wade.

The Chronicle has been following the struggle for years, and what happens in Texas – both victories and defeats – often sets the pattern for the whole country.

Track the latest developments in reproductive rights battle on this page, as well as @AustinChronicle, @ACNewsDesk, and on Facebook.

Lawmaker Files Bill Penalizing Male Masturbation
Lawmaker Files Bill Penalizing Male Masturbation
HB 4620 highlights absurdity of intrusive anti-choice bills

March 13, 2017

Lege Lines: Toxic Masculinity Drops the Hammer
Lege Lines: Toxic Masculinity Drops the Hammer
Standing up to anti-choice rhetoric during a three-bill frenzy at the Capitol

Feb. 23, 2017

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
State determined to have provided "no evidence" of wrongdoing

Feb. 21, 2017

Medicaid Patients Face a Future Without Planned Parenthood
Medicaid Patients Face a Future Without Planned Parenthood
“I don’t know where I would go”

Feb. 16, 2017

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight
Groups, lawmakers relaunch "Trust. Respect. Access." campaign

Feb. 9, 2017

Council: What’ll We Do Without Zim?
Council Wrap 1/26
First 2017 meeting hints new alignments

Jan. 31, 2017

Federal Judge Again Delays Fetal Burial Rule
Federal Judge Again Delays Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule was to take effect Friday, Jan. 27

Jan. 27, 2017

Women's March in Austin Does Its Part in Historic Day of Protest
Women's March in Austin Does Its Part in Historic Day of Protest
As many as 50,000 participated locally in anti-Trump demonstration

Jan. 21, 2017

Federal Judge (Temporarily) Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid
Judge Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid
Medicaid removal will not take effect until at least Feb. 21

Jan. 19, 2017

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues
Hearing concludes Thursday, with a ruling expected before the weekend

Jan. 19, 2017

Planned Parenthood Fights Texas in Court to Save Medicaid
Planned Parenthood Fights Texas in Court to Save Medicaid
Providers say Medicaid exclusion would be "devastating"

Jan. 18, 2017

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Make Abortion Completely Illegal
Texas Lawmaker Wants to Make Abortion Completely Illegal
NARAL Pro-Choice says bill "most extreme" abortion measure at the Lege

Jan. 12, 2017

85th Texas Legislature Preview
Grand Old Problems
Can the GOP-run House and Senate get along well enough to get anything accomplished?

Jan. 12, 2017

Soifer Transitions From Lawyer to Judge
Soifer Transitions From Lawyer to Judge
Noted women's advocacy lawyer moves to the bench

Jan. 12, 2017

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27

Jan. 5, 2017

Fetal Burial Rules Punted to Jan. 27
Fetal Burial Rules Punted to Jan. 27
Sparks says "no question" rules fail to advance public health

Jan. 5, 2017

State Offers No Evidence of Health Benefit During Fetal Burial Rule Hearing
State Offers No Evidence of Health Benefit During Fetal Burial Rule Hearing
Austin abortion provider calls rule “cruel” to patients

Jan. 4, 2017

Top 10 Reproductive Rights Stories
Top 10 Reproductive Rights Stories
In 2016, the fight for reproductive rights went all the way to the Supreme Court

Dec. 29, 2016

Texas Sends Final Notice to Kick Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Texas Sends Final Notice to Kick Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid
Planned Parenthood says: We'll see you in court

Dec. 20, 2016

Federal Judge Blocks Fetal Burial Rule … For Now
Federal Judge Blocks Fetal Burial Rule … For Now
Anti-choice rule will not go into effect Dec. 19

Dec. 15, 2016

Abortion Providers Sue to Block Fetal Burial Rule
Abortion Providers Sue to Block Fetal Burial Rule
Whole Wom­an’s Health v. Hellerstedt, part 2

Dec. 15, 2016

Texas Publishes State-Mandated Anti-Choice
Texas Publishes State-Mandated Anti-Choice "Propaganda" Booklet
Updated pamphlet still rife with medical errors, health advocates say

Dec. 7, 2016

Satanists Say Fetal Burial Rule Violates Religious Freedom
Satanists Say Fetal Burial Rule Violates Religious Freedom
Satanists vs. Texas over abortion rights? It’s a possibility.

Dec. 5, 2016

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19

Dec. 1, 2016

State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Fetal Tissue Rule Final
Anti-choice rule takes effect Dec. 19

Nov. 28, 2016

GOP Targets Women's Health, LGBTQ Community in First Day of Lege Filing
Anti-Choice, Anti-LGBTQ Bills Filed
Texas Dems vow to keep up the fight for LGBTQ residents, women

Nov. 14, 2016

Health Dept. Holds Second Hearing on Fetal Burial Rule
Health Dept. Holds Second Hearing on Fetal Burial Rule
At this point, it’s hard to imagine State Health Services turning back

Nov. 10, 2016

Pro-Choice Activists Deliver Petitions Against Fetal Burial Rule
Pro-Choice Activists Deliver Petitions Against Fetal Burial Rule
Public comment period on rule ends Monday, Oct. 31

Oct. 27, 2016

Texas May Be Forced to Pay Nearly $5 Million to Pro-Choice Attorneys
Texas to Pay Up for HB 2 Suit?
Local firm requests more than $111,000 for HB 2 legal services

Oct. 10, 2016

Advocates, Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into $1.6 Million Health Contract With Anti-Choice Group
Advocates, Lawmakers Call For Investigation Into $1.6 Million Health Contract With Anti-Choice Group

Aug. 18, 2016

Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
Anti-Choice Group to Receive $1.6 Million Health Grant
More taxpayer dollars for Carol Everett's the Heidi Group

Aug. 15, 2016

Fetal Burial Saga Continues
Fetal Burial Saga Continues
Pro-choice advocates say new rules aren't backed by science

Aug. 5, 2016

Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions
Health Advocates Deliver Thousands of Comments to Oppose Texas' Pre-Abortion Booklet Revisions
Austin Rep. Donna Howard calls state-sponsored booklet "propaganda"

July 27, 2016

Health Department Adds More Faulty Science to Pre-Abortion Booklet
Health Department Adds More Faulty Science to Pre-Abortion Booklet
Public comment period on revisions ends July 29

July 19, 2016

Wendy Davis Pumps Up Alternative Media
Wendy Davis Pumps Up Alternative Media
Former state senator and 2014 gubernatorial candidate delivers welcome keynote at the Association of Alternative Newsmedia Conference in Austin

July 14, 2016

Abortions Decrease in Texas After HB 2, Data Shows
Abortions Decrease in Texas After HB 2, Data Shows
DSHS finally releases 2014 abortion stats after ACLU request

June 30, 2016

One Court, Three Decisions
One Court, Three Decisions
SCOTUS rules on three Texas cases impacting abortion, affirmative action, and immigration

June 30, 2016

An Undue Burden: Supremes Vindicate Pro-Choice Texans
An Undue Burden: Supremes Vindicate Pro-Choice Texans
Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt

June 30, 2016

War on Women's Health
Point Austin: Congratulations on the Struggle
The Supreme Court decision rests upon political agitation

June 30, 2016

Providers Caution Clinics Won't Reopen Soon
Providers React to HB 2
Abortion landscape in Texas will take "years" to rebuild post-HB 2

June 27, 2016

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Texas Anti-Abortion Law HB 2
SCOTUS Blocks HB 2
In a 5-3 ruling, SCOTUS says HB 2 creates an undue burden for women

June 27, 2016

ACLU to State Health Department: Stop Hiding Abortion Data
ACLU to State Health Department: Stop Hiding Abortion Data
ACLU of Texas sharply accused the state health department of shielding valuable statistics on the state's abortion rates from the public

June 23, 2016

Texas Awaits Supreme Court HB 2 Ruling
Texas Awaits Supreme Court HB 2 Ruling
Attorneys voice confidence in SCOTUS striking abortion law

June 7, 2016

Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Abortion Witch Hunt
Texas Lawmakers Continue Anti-Abortion Witch Hunt
State Affairs hearing takes on fetal tissue research

April 28, 2016

New FDA Guidelines Seen as a Victory for Abortion Rights
FDA Issues New Abortion Drug Rules
Updated FDA guidelines allow lower dosage, longer time to take pills

March 30, 2016

Report: HB 2 Raises Barriers
Report: HB 2 Raises Barriers
Anti-abortion law does its damage: longer drives and higher costs

March 17, 2016

<i>Trapped</i> and the War on Women's Health Care
Trapped and the War on Women's Health
Doc highlights impact of anti-choice laws in the South

March 11, 2016

HB 2 Oral Arguments
HB 2 Oral Arguments
Justices press both sides of Texas abortion law

March 2, 2016

Supreme Court to Hear Texas Abortion Case This Week
HB 2 at SCOTUS
HB 2 oral arguments start Wednesday

March 1, 2016

Study: Less Contraception, More Medicaid Births After Planned Parenthood Ban
Women's Health Program Suffers
Where contraception access is strained, Medicaid births rise

Feb. 3, 2016

<i>Roe</i>'s End?
Roe's End?
Supreme Court case will decide the future of abortion access in the U.S.

Jan. 28, 2016

Grand Jury Clears Planned Parenthood, Indicts Anti-Abortion Activists
Grand Jury Indicts Anti-Choice Activists
Center for Medical Progress members face second-degree felony charge

Jan. 25, 2016

Meet the Candidate: Blake Rocap
Meet the Candidate: Blake Rocap
HD 49 hopeful Touts Women's Health, Legislative Experience

Jan. 21, 2016

Dozens of Groups File Briefs Against Texas Abortion Law
Dozens of Groups Oppose HB 2
Diverse array of organizations submit 45 briefs to SCOTUS opposing HB 2

Jan. 5, 2016

Top 10 Reproductive Rights Stories
Top 10 Reproductive Rights Stories

Dec. 31, 2015

Texas Supreme Court Makes Abortion Access for Neglected Teens Even More Difficult
Court Makes Abortion for Teens Tougher
Texas Court adds more rules to judicial bypass law

Dec. 30, 2015

Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Medicaid Exclusion
Planned Parenthood Sues
The provider claims the state is breaking federal law

Nov. 23, 2015

Thousands of Texas Women Self-Induce Abortion, Study Finds
Texas Women Self-Induce Abortions
Women point to cost barriers, clinic closures as reasons

Nov. 17, 2015

U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Texas Abortion Law Case
SCOTUS Takes Up HB2
Justices have until June to make a final ruling

Nov. 13, 2015

Planned Parenthood Records Raided
Planned Parenthood Records Raided
Health provider vows to maintain patient privacy amid government crackdown

Nov. 5, 2015

Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid Could be Illegal
Planned Parenthood Medicaid Update
Feds: Booting PP from Medicaid puts important health care at risk

Oct. 28, 2015

After Cutting Medicaid, State Raids Planned Parenthood
Raid at Planned Parenthood
Provider may seek legal recourse

Oct. 23, 2015

War on Women's Health
Beside the Point: Abortion Debate Hits Home
National attacks affect access to care in Austin

Oct. 22, 2015

State Cuts Medicaid for Planned Parenthood
Texas v Planned Parenthood
State claims "misconduct" in undercover, dubious sting videos

Oct. 19, 2015

Report: Anti-Abortion Law Forces Women to Wait Longer for Procedure
Women Wait Longer for Abortion
Some Austin women forced to wait up to 20 days for abortion

Oct. 5, 2015

Lilith Fund to Honor the <i>Chronicle</i>'s Mary Tuma and Sen. Sylvia Garcia
Lilith Fund Honors Sen. Sylvia Garcia and Mary Tuma
Reproductive Equity Awards take place Wednesday

Oct. 5, 2015

Abortion Providers Ask Supreme Court to Take Up HB 2
HB2 at SCOTUS's Door
Providers want ASC and admit privileges rules gone

Sept. 3, 2015

Hearing or Anti-Abortion Attack?
Hearing or Anti-Abortion Attack?
AG leads criminal and civil investigation of Planned Parenthood

July 29, 2015

Abbott Launches Investigation Into Planned Parenthood
GOP Investigates Planned Parenthood
Texas GOP jump to attack PP after sting videos surface

July 24, 2015

Beside the Point: Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Ignorance
Beside the Point: Absence of Evidence Is Evidence of Ignorance
A modest call to return to fact-based policy

July 23, 2015

SCOTUS Blocks HB 2 – For Now
SCOTUS Blocks HB 2 – For Now
U.S. Supreme Court halts Texas abortion law in 5-4 stay

July 2, 2015

Next Stop for HB 2 – The Supreme Court?
Next Stop for HB 2 – The Supreme Court?
The final portion of Texas' anti-abortion law takes effect July 1, unless the Supreme Court steps in

June 25, 2015

Shift-ing Abortion Talk
Shift-ing Abortion Talk
Making lemons out of lemonade

June 25, 2015

Fifth Circuit Upholds Anti-Abortion Law
Fifth Circuit Upholds Anti-Abortion Law
Only eight clinics expected to survive ruling

June 11, 2015

Activist Posts Up At Gov Mansion to Protest Cancer Screening Cuts
Health Cut Protest At Gov Mansion
Minority, low-income women will be hit hardest by cuts

June 5, 2015

Reproductive Health Care: Same Story, New Target
Reproductive Health Care: Same Story, New Target
Fallout from the 84th Texas legislative session

June 4, 2015

Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions
Senate Approves Judicial Bypass Restrictions
Senate OKs bill restricting abortion access for abused minors

May 28, 2015

Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program
Budget Deal Evicts Planned Parenthood From Cancer Program
Under new budget deal, Planned Parenthood ousted from life-saving cancer program

May 28, 2015

Anti-Abortion Bill Aimed at Minors Advances
Anti-Abortion Bill Advances
Senate gives preliminary nod to bill restricting judicial bypass

May 25, 2015

Report: Most Women Face Barriers to Repro Health Care
Report: Most Women Face Barriers to Repro Health Care

May 14, 2015

House Republican Sneaks in Anti-Abortion Amendments
GOP Abortion Pandering
House GOP sought to slip anti-choice amendments in unrelated bill

April 24, 2015

Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health
Women's Health Handed Over to CPCs
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care

April 16, 2015

War on Women's Health
Bill of the Week
Legislator wants lawyers for "the unborn"

March 12, 2015

War on Women's Health
Health Clinics Caught in the Crossfire
Cancer screening cuts won't only impact Planned Parenthood

March 5, 2015

Campaign, Legislators Back Bill to Repeal Anti-Abortion Law
Campaign, Legislators Back Bill to Repeal Anti-Abortion Law
"Trust. Respect. Access" campaign hosts lobby day at Capitol

Feb. 27, 2015

New Campaign Keeps Up Pro-Choice Fight
New Campaign Keeps Up Pro-Choice Fight
Coalition of groups unveil multiyear repro health policy effort

Feb. 13, 2015

Defund Planned Parenthood ... Jeopardize Lives
Defund Planned Parenthood ... Jeopardize Lives
Women's health care in the budget crosshairs again

Feb. 12, 2015

Right to Birth
Right to Birth
Pressure on state for better pregnancy care

Feb. 12, 2015

Standard of Care
Standard of Care
Mama Sana and the Texas Jail Project call attention to the plight of pregnant inmates

Jan. 29, 2015

HB 2 Returns to Court
HB 2 Returns to Court
5th Circuit evaluates ASC requirement

Jan. 15, 2015

Health Care: Diminishing Returns
Health Care: Diminishing Returns
GOP legislators look for additional cuts to health care

Jan. 8, 2015

Wheatsville Drops Eden Foods
Wheatsville Drops Eden Foods
Co-op members vote two-to-one

Nov. 14, 2014

The Good Eye: There and Back Again
The Good Eye: There and Back Again
Don't mess with Texas women, bucko

Nov. 13, 2014

War on Women's Health
Jailed Before Birth
Women demand better care for pregnant inmates

Nov. 13, 2014

HB 2: A SCOTUS Pause Before the Next Storm
HB 2: A SCOTUS Pause Before the Next Storm
Patients, clinics struggle with impact of legal rulings

Oct. 23, 2014

SCOTUS Blocks Texas Abortion Law HB 2
SCOTUS Blocks Texas Abortion Law HB 2
Texas women claim rare victory

Oct. 16, 2014

Texas Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Texas Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Plaintiffs argue "irreparable harm" in SCOTUS appeal

Oct. 7, 2014

The Courage of Dawnna Dukes
The Courage of Dawnna Dukes
State representative discredits claims that abortion leads to mental health problems

Sept. 25, 2014

Fifth Circuit Hears Texas Abortion Law Arguments
Fifth Circuit Hears Texas Abortion Law Arguments
Two of three judges on panel previously upheld anti-abortion laws

Sept. 12, 2014

Yeakel Again Rules Against HB 2
Yeakel Again Rules Against HB 2
5th Circuit denies A.G. Abbott's emergency motion to stay ruling

Sept. 4, 2014

Court Denies State's Request to Enforce HB 2 ... for Now
Court Denies State's Request to Enforce HB 2 ... for Now
Abbott's appeal chastised for tardiness

Sept. 3, 2014

State Files Appeal to Overturn HB 2 Ruling
State Files Appeal to Overturn HB 2 Ruling
State claims to suffer "immediate injury" from abortion ruling

Sept. 1, 2014

Judge Rules Parts of HB 2 Unconstitutional
Judge Rules Parts of HB 2 Unconstitutional
Requirements in abortion law deemed an "undue burden" on women

Aug. 29, 2014

Meet the Anti-Abortion 'Wordsmith' Defending HB 2
Meet the Anti-Abortion 'Wordsmith' Defending HB 2
Did a state consultant act unethically during this month's HB 2 trial?

Aug. 21, 2014

Eden Foods Ban Heads to Wheatsville Vote
Eden Foods Ban Heads to Wheatsville Vote
Boycott would be first approved in a decade

Aug. 19, 2014

HB 2 Final Arguments
HB 2 Final Arguments
Judge Yeakel expected to rule before Sept. 1

Aug. 14, 2014

HB 2 Trial Comes to a Close
HB 2 Trial Comes to a Close
Both sides give closing arguments in case against Texas' abortion law

Aug. 13, 2014

Undercover Audio Reveals Anti-Abortion Tactics
Undercover Audio Reveals Anti-Abortion Tactics
Anti-abortion activists monitor and track providers, patients

Aug. 12, 2014

State Witnesses Continue to Show AG's Influence on HB 2 Testimony
State Witnesses Continue to Show AG's Influence on HB 2 Testimony
Attorney General's office paid Rue $42,000 to assist witnesses

Aug. 7, 2014

State Witnesses Defend HB 2
State Witnesses Defend HB 2
Testimony coached by national anti-abortion figure

Aug. 7, 2014

'We Won't Back Down': HB 2 on Trial
'We Won't Back Down': HB 2 on Trial
Abortion clinics fight to stay open

Aug. 7, 2014

HB 2 Trial [Updated]
HB 2 Trial [Updated]
Abortion providers argue for health, safety of women

Aug. 5, 2014

Pro-Choice Protest Planned for HB 2 Lawsuit
Pro-Choice Protest Planned for HB 2 Lawsuit
The orange army will peacefully protest outside the HB 2 trial

Aug. 1, 2014

War on Women's Health
HB 2 Back in Court
The second legal battle to halt House Bill 2 begins Monday morning

July 31, 2014

All but Illegal
All but Illegal
As the final provisions of HB 2 loom, Texas abortion clinics brace for closure

July 24, 2014

Texas Legal Abortion Rate Drops Post-HB 2
Texas Legal Abortion Rate Drops Post-HB 2
The rate of legal abortion fell 13% since House Bill 2 took effect

July 23, 2014

HB 2 Impact Felt One Year Later
HB 2 Impact Felt One Year Later
On press call, reproductive rights leaders recap HB 2's effect

July 18, 2014

Judge on Pregnancy 'Clinics': Signage Ordinance 'Vague'
Judge on Pregnancy 'Clinics': Signage Ordinance 'Vague'
Anti-abortion centers evade medical service signage requirement

July 10, 2014

Return of the Unruly Mob
Return of the Unruly Mob
Palmer Center celebration marks filibuster anniversary

June 23, 2014

GOP Marches Backward
GOP Marches Backward
2014 Texas platform veers hard right

June 12, 2014

HB 2 Protesters Return to Court
HB 2 Protesters Return to Court
Prosecutors juggle charges – A, B, C – without resolution

April 22, 2014

More HB 2 Fallout: Abortion Doctors Sue Dallas Hospital
More HB 2 Fallout: Abortion Doctors Sue Dallas Hospital
HB 2 politics hits doctors unlawfully discriminated against by UGHD

April 17, 2014

New HB 2 Suit Challenges Regulations That Could Shutter All But Six Texas Clinics
New HB 2 Suit Challenges Regulations That Could Shutter All But Six Texas Clinics
Suit seeks to block enforcement of two provisions

April 3, 2014

'No Undue Burden': 5th Circuit Upholds HB 2
'No Undue Burden': 5th Circuit Upholds HB 2
5th Circuit overrules Yeakel, upholds HB 2

April 3, 2014

Abortion Providers to File Second Suit Against HB 2
Abortion Providers to File Second Suit Against HB 2
Challenging admitting privileges and ASC regulations

April 2, 2014

Fifth Circuit Upholds Provisions of HB 2
Fifth Circuit Upholds Provisions of HB 2
Exempts clinics that already applied for admitting privileges

March 27, 2014

Hobby Lobby and the Supremes
Hobby Lobby and the Supremes
Company asserts religious freedom from birth control

March 26, 2014

SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'
SXSW Film Review: 'Vessel'
Diana Whitten takes viewers inside the fight for reproductive rights

March 9, 2014

Whole Woman's Health Closes Two Abortion Clinics
Whole Woman's Health Closes Two Abortion Clinics
HB 2 fallout continues

March 6, 2014

Beats Nothing
Beats Nothing
Women's health gets funding bump

Feb. 20, 2014

The Cookie Crumbles
The Cookie Crumbles
Pro-Life Waco wages Girl Scout boycott

Feb. 3, 2014

Turning Back the Clock on Reproductive Rights
Turning Back the Clock on Reproductive Rights
Council members endorse bill that would fight abortion restrictions

Jan. 8, 2014

Top 10 Local Stories
Top 10 Local Stories
The year in Austin: from the APD to urban rail

Jan. 3, 2014

Top 10 State Stories
Top 10 State Stories
Obamacare provoked, a star was born, and the Tea Party kept on steeping.

Jan. 3, 2014

Top 10 Lege Stories
Top 10 Lege Stories
Wendy Davis' filibuster, redistricting, and the lottery fiasco

Jan. 3, 2014

DSHS Rules: The Right Not to Have an Abortion
DSHS Rules: The Right Not to Have an Abortion
Agency upholds ambulatory surgical center standard

Jan. 3, 2014

State Health Care Numbers Plunge Again
State Health Care Numbers Plunge Again
Clients served drops 77%

Nov. 27, 2013

Abortion Services Restored at South Austin Planned Parenthood
Abortion Services Restored at South Austin Planned Parenthood
Doctor now has admitting privileges, as required by HB2

Nov. 22, 2013

Supremes Sustain HB 2, 5-4
Supremes Sustain HB 2, 5-4
Abortion providers wait while SCOTUS contemplate a stay

Nov. 21, 2013

Anti-Choice Group Doubles Down on HB 2
Anti-Choice Group Doubles Down on HB 2
Letter warns hospital admitting privileges will lead to protests

Nov. 20, 2013

BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in HB 2 Lawsuit
BREAKING: U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Intervene in HB 2 Lawsuit
Law remains in effect at least until appeal is decided

Nov. 19, 2013

Texas Family Planning (Still) Costs More, Serves Fewer Women
Texas Family Planning (Still) Costs More, Serves Fewer Women
State serves 77% fewer women in 2013

Nov. 19, 2013

Tonight: Support Texas Women
Tonight: Support Texas Women
And their right to choose!

Nov. 18, 2013

Texas Claims Abortion Law Harms No One
Texas Claims Abortion Law Harms No One
State files SCOTUS brief defending HB 2

Nov. 14, 2013

Texas Makes Its HB2 Case to U.S. Supreme Court
Texas Makes Its HB2 Case to U.S. Supreme Court
Says no evidence women are harmed

Nov. 12, 2013

No Room at the Health Care Inn
No Room at the Health Care Inn
State policies endangering women's lives in the Valley

Nov. 12, 2013

HB 2 Heads to Supremes – As Texas Leaps Backward 30 Years
HB 2 Heads to Supremes – As Texas Leaps Backward 30 Years
Clinics stop services as abortion law goes into effect

Nov. 7, 2013

UPDATED: Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
UPDATED: Abortion Providers Appeal to U.S. Supreme Court
Asking court to vacate appeals decision in HB 2 lawsuit

Nov. 4, 2013

Fifth Circuit Abortion Ruling Harms Women
Fifth Circuit Abortion Ruling Harms Women
Closings, tears, and outrage for women and providers at Texas clinics

Nov. 1, 2013

News Ticker: November 1
News Ticker: November 1
All the news that's fit to blog

Nov. 1, 2013

Fifth Circuit Stays Yeakel Ruling
Fifth Circuit Stays Yeakel Ruling
Court of Appeals says HB 2 abortion restrictions go forward

Oct. 31, 2013

AG's Office Seeks Ruling to Enforce Provision of HB2 Ruled Unconstitutional
AG's Office Seeks Ruling to Enforce Provision of HB2 Ruled Unconstitutional
Seeking emergency stay to enforce provision struck by district court

Oct. 29, 2013

BREAKING: Abortion Providers Win Injunction Against Provisions of HB 2
BREAKING: Abortion Providers Win Injunction Against Provisions of HB 2
Admitting privileges portion of HB 2 lacks "rational basis"

Oct. 28, 2013

Tears for Texas Women
Tears for Texas Women
HB 2 on Trial as abortion regs near implementation

Oct. 24, 2013

Abortion Regulation Trial Concludes
Abortion Regulation Trial Concludes
Judge will rule "as quickly as I can"

Oct. 23, 2013

UPDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Continues in Federal Court
UPDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Continues in Federal Court
Second day of testimony continues this afternoon

Oct. 22, 2013

UDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Begins in Federal Court
UDATED: Abortion Regulations Trial Begins in Federal Court
Contested provisions set to take effect Oct. 29

Oct. 21, 2013

Abortion Law Heads to Court
Abortion Law Heads to Court
Suit challenges constitutionality of HB 2

Oct. 17, 2013

From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
From 'Abstinence-Only' to Plan Z
Reproductive health care for young Texas women is limited, costly ... or nonexistent

Oct. 10, 2013

Davis Enters Race, Mudslinging Begins
Davis Enters Race, Mudslinging Begins
A governor's race with lots of buzz

Oct. 10, 2013

Wendy Davis: In For Governor Race
Wendy Davis: In For Governor Race
UPDATE: Fort Worth Dem to challenge GOP stranglehold next November

Oct. 3, 2013

Lawsuit Filed Against HB 2
Lawsuit Filed Against HB 2
Reproductive rights groups take state abortion restrictions to court

Sept. 27, 2013

Creepy Uncle Sam Ad Suggests Young Women Should Opt Out of Healthcare
Creepy Uncle Sam Ad Suggests Young Women Should Opt Out of Healthcare
Ironic GOP-backed ad says gov't shouldn't play doctor

Sept. 20, 2013

News Ticker: September 17
News Ticker: September 17
All the news that's fit to blog

Sept. 17, 2013

News Ticker: September 10
News Ticker: September 10
All the news that's fit to blog

Sept. 10, 2013

News Ticker: August 30
News Ticker: August 30
All the news that's fit to blog

Aug. 30, 2013

DPS Releases Poopgate Docs
DPS Releases Poopgate Docs
Emails do little to prove security threat

Aug. 29, 2013

Rules For New Abortion Regs Ready to Go
Rules For New Abortion Regs Ready to Go
DSHS Council takes public testimony during afternoon hearing

Aug. 28, 2013

Greg Abbott and the Fail Whale
Greg Abbott and the Fail Whale
AG criticized for backing tweet calling Wendy Davis a retard

Aug. 19, 2013

Lege Lines
Lege Lines
Sine die at last, transportation, water, and more

Aug. 8, 2013

Women's Health Care Access in Steady Decline
Women's Health Care Access in Steady Decline
Health Commission numbers confirm decline in Texas women's care

Aug. 8, 2013

News Ticker: August 2
News Ticker: August 2
All the news that's fit to blog

Aug. 2, 2013

News Ticker: August 1
News Ticker: August 1
All the news that's fit to blog

Aug. 1, 2013

News Ticker: July 31
News Ticker: July 31
All the news that's fit to blog

July 31, 2013

Shit or Shinola? Dewhurst Puts His Foot in It
Shit or Shinola? Dewhurst Puts His Foot in It
Lt. Gov. throws Texas DPS under the bus in an attempt to explain Tampongate

July 25, 2013

Accounting and the War on Women, Part 2
Accounting and the War on Women, Part 2
AG says Planned Parenthood defrauded Medicaid

July 24, 2013

Fatal Subtraction
Fatal Subtraction
House bill ups the ante on 20 week abortion ban

July 19, 2013

News Ticker: July 18
News Ticker: July 18
All the news that's fit to blog

July 18, 2013

Planned Parenthood Announces Imminent Closure of East Texas Abortion Clinic
Planned Parenthood Announces Imminent Closure of East Texas Abortion Clinic
Cites onerous restrictions of HB 2

July 18, 2013

Perry Signs HB 2
Perry Signs HB 2
Fight over abortion regs will move to courts

July 18, 2013

The Making of a Movement
The Making of a Movement
Moments from the battle for women's rights ... in progress

July 18, 2013

War on Women's Health
Point Austin: United Defense of the Fetus
Campaign to end abortion is a national crusade

July 18, 2013

Lege Lines
Lege Lines
With only transportation left on the special session agenda, the 2014 race begins

July 18, 2013

Aftermath: Troopers Bust Protesters
Aftermath: Troopers Bust Protesters
In the heat of the abortion protests, some say the DPS used excessive force

July 18, 2013

McAfee To Be Remembered at Childhood Home
McAfee To Be Remembered at Childhood Home
Longtime activist dies Saturday, July 13

July 18, 2013

News Ticker: July 16
News Ticker: July 16
All the news that's fit to blog

July 16, 2013

News Ticker: July 15
News Ticker: July 15
All the news that's fit to blog

July 15, 2013

PHOTOS: Senate Passes House Bill 2
Photos by Jana Birchum, and John Anderson

Mon., July 15, 2013

If You Liked Rick Perry, You'll Love Greg Abbott
If You Liked Rick Perry, You'll Love Greg Abbott
Attorney general confirms governorship shot

July 15, 2013

Austin Loses Another Strong Woman
Austin Loses Another Strong Woman
Anne McAfee 'walked the talk until the end'

July 13, 2013

UPDATED: Senate Passes House Bill 2
UPDATED: Senate Passes House Bill 2
Rejected amendments, dramatic speeches, and finally a vote

July 12, 2013

Tampongate Revealed!
Tampongate Revealed!
Credible threat as debate over HB 2 begins

July 12, 2013

News Ticker: July 12
News Ticker: July 12
All the news that's fit to blog

July 12, 2013

News Ticker: July 11
News Ticker: July 11
All the news that's fit to blog

July 11, 2013

'We're Not Gonna Take It': HB 2 Passes Senate Committee
'We're Not Gonna Take It': HB 2 Passes Senate Committee
Moves to full Senate; can be heard as early as tomorrow

July 11, 2013

War on Women's Health
Point Austin: Adios, Mofo
The governor's legacy of negligence and contempt

July 11, 2013

SB 1/HB 2: How a Lie Becomes a Law
SB 1/HB 2: How a Lie Becomes a Law
GOP steamrolls through abortion bill vote

July 11, 2013

War on Women's Health
Lege Lines
More on the special session and a preview of the 2014 election

July 11, 2013

War on Women's Health
Perry: Not Running for Governor in 2014
Greg Abbott expected to throw hat in the ring

July 11, 2013

War on Women's Health
Hightower Report: A 'People's Filibuster' in Texas awakens a movement
Even old bulls heard Wendy Davis' filibuster loud and clear

July 11, 2013

Round Three: House Finally Passes House Bill 2
Round Three: House Finally Passes House Bill 2
HB 2 passes 96-49

July 10, 2013

UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes House
UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes House
Dems expected to offer mitigating amendments

July 9, 2013

The Devil in the Details
The Devil in the Details
Texas Right to Life hales Satan into the abortion debate

July 9, 2013

Road Rage
Road Rage
Stand With Texas Women Bus Tour launches mobile protest

July 9, 2013

What to Expect in the House Abortion Debate
What to Expect in the House Abortion Debate
Reps will gather today at 10am

July 9, 2013

Senate Hearing on Abortion Regs Bill Underway
Senate Hearing on Abortion Regs Bill Underway
Hearing expected to last 16 hours

July 8, 2013

Just a Bad Bill
Just a Bad Bill
Schoolhouse Rock! classic reworked for abortion rights fight

July 8, 2013

Dueling Rallies at Capitol Tonight
Dueling Rallies at Capitol Tonight
Abortion regs back in committee this morning

July 8, 2013

Early Start for Senate Abortion Debate
Early Start for Senate Abortion Debate
Capitol doors open at 7am for committee hearing sign up

July 7, 2013

I've Got Wendy Davis Nails
I've Got Wendy Davis Nails
Nails Y'all's nail bling is making its way across the nation

July 4, 2013

Senate Committee Will Take Up Version of Abortion Regs on Monday
Senate Committee Will Take Up Version of Abortion Regs on Monday
Hearing on bill day before Senate reconvenes

July 3, 2013

Chair Cuts Off Questions, Passes HB 2
Chair Cuts Off Questions, Passes HB 2
More than 1,000 voices left unheard

July 3, 2013

Then There's This: Anne McAfee Stands With Women
Then There's This: Anne McAfee Stands With Women
Activist recovering after taking ill during historic filibuster

July 3, 2013

UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes
UPDATE: Abortion Bill Passes
Testimony will end at midnight

July 3, 2013

The Real Wendy Davis
The Real Wendy Davis
New website attacks lawmaker for being too attractive

July 2, 2013

Abortion Hearing in Committee Today
Abortion Hearing in Committee Today
Hearing scheduled for 3:30pm, with midnight cut off

July 2, 2013

Stand with Wendy: Poster to Benefit the Texas Democratic Party
Stand with Wendy: Poster to Benefit the Texas Democratic Party
Nakatomi's Tim Doyle prints a powerful portrait of Sen. Wendy Davis

July 2, 2013

PHOTOS: Stand With Texas Women Rally
Photos by Jana Birchum, John Anderson, and Richard Whittaker

Tue., July 2, 2013

Thousands Rally at the Capitol
Thousands Rally at the Capitol
Supporters of women's rights energized to continue fighting bad bills

July 1, 2013

Abortion Bill Will Be Considered Tuesday in House Committee
Abortion Bill Will Be Considered Tuesday in House Committee
Testimony will be limited

July 1, 2013

Bright Light Social Hour Set to Rally the Capitol
Bright Light Social Hour Set to Rally the Capitol
Local rock troupe hopes to spark today’s demonstrations

July 1, 2013

What to Expect When You're Expecting a Special Session
What to Expect When You're Expecting a Special Session
New bill numbers and potential arguments imminent

July 1, 2013

Round Three: Will Dems Break Quorum to Stall Abortion Regs Measures?
Round Three: Will Dems Break Quorum to Stall Abortion Regs Measures?
Dems say all legal options on table to halt bad bills

July 1, 2013

Capitol Rally at Noon Monday
Capitol Rally at Noon Monday
Pro-choice, anti-choice crowds expected for second round

June 30, 2013

Dewhurst Versus the First Amendment
Dewhurst Versus the First Amendment
Lite guv briefly blames press for SB5 crowd

June 29, 2013

News Ticker: June 28 - SB5 Edition
News Ticker: June 28 - SB5 Edition
All the SB5 news that's fit to blog

June 28, 2013

Activist Suffers Stroke During Filibuster
Activist Suffers Stroke During Filibuster
Anne McAfee recovering at Brackenridge

June 28, 2013

Communists! GOP Sees Reds Under the SB 5 Bed
Communists! GOP Sees Reds Under the SB 5 Bed
New conspiracy theory: Bill opponents no longer mob, now Stalinists

June 28, 2013

The Eyes of Texas
The Eyes of Texas
The night my alma mater finally made sense

June 27, 2013

Perry Lectures Davis
Perry Lectures Davis
Says experience should tell her his way is the right way

June 27, 2013

Shout It Out
Shout It Out
On talking in all the right places

June 27, 2013

Dewhurst Down, and Out Come the Jackals
Dewhurst Down, and Out Come the Jackals
UPDATE: Lite guv hopefuls turn on incumbent after SB 5 meltdown

June 27, 2013

War on Women's Health
'Chipping Away': A Texas Abortion Rights Timeline

June 27, 2013

War on Women's Health
Point Austin: A Moment of Celebration
It's a long road, but we can walk it together

June 27, 2013

War on Women's Health
Lege Lines
Rick Perry calls a second special session

June 27, 2013

Is Ann Richards Smiling in Heaven?
Is Ann Richards Smiling in Heaven?
Taiwanese animators tell the story of yesterday's filibuster

June 26, 2013

Perry Calls the Inevitable Special Second
Perry Calls the Inevitable Special Second
Abortion, transportation and juvenile justice back on the call

June 26, 2013

History as Moving Target
History as Moving Target
As the SB 5 story shifted, so too did our cover image

June 26, 2013

PHOTOS: The Citizens' Filibuster
Photos by Jana Birchum, and Shelley Hiam

Wed., June 26, 2013

A Victory by the People
A Victory by the People
Filibuster, parliamentary gamesmanship kill abortion bill … for now

June 26, 2013

Post SB 5 Debate, No Word From Perry
Post SB 5 Debate, No Word From Perry
Governor silent so far after abortion bill fails

June 26, 2013

YEA OR NAY?
YEA OR NAY?
UPDATED: Senate session ends in chaos, but Dems emerge victorious

June 26, 2013

UPDATE: Senate Filibuster in Progress
UPDATE: Senate Filibuster in Progress
Close to vote on SB5; clock ticking

June 25, 2013

GOP Attempts Stunt to Upstage Davis Filibusters
GOP Attempts Stunt to Upstage Davis Filibusters
State reps, twiddling thumbs, pick up office supplies

June 25, 2013

PHOTOS: Senate Filibuster
Photos by Jana Birchum

Tue., June 25, 2013

PHOTOS: Texas Lege's War on Women
Photos by Jana Birchum, and Shelley Hiam

Mon., June 24, 2013

A Sunday at the Capitol
A Sunday at the Capitol
Orange-clad abortion bill opponents witness House floor folly

June 24, 2013

'Let Her Speak!'
'Let Her Speak!'
Abortion hearing erupts into an emotional match

June 21, 2013

UPDATE: The People's Filibuster Continues
UPDATE: The People's Filibuster Continues
Opponents of war on women use lege rules to derail abortion ban

June 20, 2013

NARAL Stages 'People's Filibuster'
NARAL Stages 'People's Filibuster'
Action against new abortion regulations

June 20, 2013

State Blackmail Over Health Care Funding?
State Blackmail Over Health Care Funding?
Is women's health funding in jeopardy?

June 20, 2013

War on Women's Health
Point Austin: In Defense of Women's Rights
The GOP does battle for a government of men, not laws

June 20, 2013

News Ticker: June 19
News Ticker: June 19
All the news that's fit to blog

June 19, 2013

Abortion Regs Hearing: Déjá Vu All Over Again
Abortion Regs Hearing: Déjá Vu All Over Again
Same players, same testimony

June 14, 2013

Shaming Girls in Crisis
Shaming Girls in Crisis
Lawmakers seek to restrict 'bypass' abortions

May 2, 2013

News Ticker: April 22
News Ticker: April 22
All the news that's fit to blog

April 22, 2013

Spreading Ignorance
Spreading Ignorance
Lege ponders abortion misinformation and 'fetal pain'

April 18, 2013

News Ticker: April 17
News Ticker: April 17
All the news that's fit to blog

April 17, 2013

Playing Games with Pain
Playing Games with Pain
Laubenberg bill would ban abortion after ‘fetal pain’

April 15, 2013

A Woman's Right to Know the Truth?
A Woman's Right to Know the Truth?
Or should state tell women abortion causes cancer?

April 10, 2013

Protecting Women? Deuell Knows Best
Protecting Women? Deuell Knows Best
The Lege moves to put more restrictions on abortion clinics

March 21, 2013

A Back Door Ban on Abortion?
A Back Door Ban on Abortion?
Senator would regulate clinics as surgical centers

March 20, 2013

Are Women Being Served?
Are Women Being Served?
Preliminary numbers say Texas WHP is doing fine

March 19, 2013

Farrar: Repeal 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
Farrar: Repeal 24-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
Ultrasound law has not stopped women from seeking procedure

March 6, 2013

Will Senate Restore Women's Health Care Funds?
Will Senate Restore Women's Health Care Funds?
Ranking Senate Republican favors more funding for women's health

Feb. 28, 2013

The AggreGAYtor: January 25
The AggreGAYtor: January 25
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news

Jan. 25, 2013

Coalition to Advocate for Increased Family Planning Funding
Coalition to Advocate for Increased Family Planning Funding
Full funding will increase state savings

Jan. 25, 2013

Roe Turns 40
Roe Turns 40
And fight over legal abortion rages on

Jan. 22, 2013

Planned Parenthood Denied Injunction
Planned Parenthood Denied Injunction
Judge questions likelihood that provider will prevail in suit

Jan. 11, 2013

HHSC Says Texas Women's Health Program Just Fine Without Planned Parenthood
HHSC Says Texas Women's Health Program Just Fine Without Planned Parenthood
Report shows increase capacity after PP ban

Jan. 8, 2013

State Can Ban Planned Parenthood from New Texas Women's Health Program – For Now
State Can Ban Planned Parenthood from New Texas Women's Health Program – For Now
Injunction hearing scheduled for January

Dec. 31, 2012

State Cannot Ban Planned Parenthood and Keep Federal Funds for Women's Health Program
State Cannot Ban Planned Parenthood and Keep Federal Funds for Women's Health Program
State-funded WHP set to begin Jan. 1

Dec. 22, 2012

Perry Backs 'Fetal Pain' Bill
Perry Backs 'Fetal Pain' Bill
Wants to outlaw abortion after week 20

Dec. 12, 2012

Planned Parenthood Files New Suit Against Texas
Planned Parenthood Files New Suit Against Texas
PP says shouldn't be banned from state-run program

Dec. 11, 2012

Texas Women's Health Care: Costs More, Does Less
Texas Women's Health Care: Costs More, Does Less
With Planned Parenthood out, state serves fewer for more

Nov. 30, 2012

Family Planning Clinics to Seek Federal Funds on Own
Family Planning Clinics to Seek Federal Funds on Own
Cutting the state out of women's health

Nov. 19, 2012

Fate of Women's Health Care in Court's – and Perry's – Hands
Fate of Women's Health Care in Court's – and Perry's – Hands
State hangs fire on Women's Health Program, awaits court decision

Nov. 8, 2012

Texas Women's Health Program Back in Court
Texas Women's Health Program Back in Court
Planned Parenthood files new suit in state court

Oct. 27, 2012

Planned Parenthood Out, But Docs Can Still Discuss Abortion in New Texas Women's Health Program
Planned Parenthood Out, But Docs Can Still Discuss Abortion in New Texas Women's Health Program
HHSC relaxes abortion gag rule

Oct. 19, 2012

Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Budget Cuts and a Ban on Planned Parenthood Leads to Decline in Services for Texas Women
Numbers show decline in clients served

Oct. 17, 2012

Without Planned Parenthood, Texas Women's Health in Jeopardy
Without Planned Parenthood, Texas Women's Health in Jeopardy
GWU considers impact of ban on PP from Women's Health Program

Oct. 17, 2012

The AggreGAYtor: September 27
The AggreGAYtor: September 27
Your daily dose of LGBTQIA news

Sept. 27, 2012

Texas' Attack on Planned Parenthood Leaves Women's Health in Its Wake
Texas' Attack on Planned Parenthood Leaves Women's Health in Its Wake
Article by UT researchers paints grim picture

Sept. 26, 2012

Consider 'The Source': Crisis Pregnancy Center Transforms Into Women's Health Program Provider
Consider 'The Source': Crisis Pregnancy Center Transforms Into Women's Health Program Provider
If Planned Parenthood's out, are CPCs in?

Sept. 21, 2012

Lawmakers, Citizens Speak Against Proposed Women's Health Care Rules
Lawmakers, Citizens Speak Against Proposed Women's Health Care Rules
HHSC intends to have rules in place by Nov. 1

Sept. 6, 2012

Texas Planned Parenthood Supporters Decry New Rules for Women's Health Program
Texas Planned Parenthood Supporters Decry New Rules for Women's Health Program
But state plans to move forward without PP

Sept. 5, 2012

State Holding Public Hearing on Texas Women's Health Program
State Holding Public Hearing on Texas Women's Health Program
Will the new program work without Planned Parenthood?

Aug. 28, 2012

When You Say 'Planned Parenthood' You Say 'Abortion,' Court Rules
When You Say 'Planned Parenthood' You Say 'Abortion,' Court Rules
State may regulate speech in Women's Health Program

Aug. 22, 2012

Accounting and the War on Women
Accounting and the War on Women
anti-PP groups claim non-profit engages in fraud

Aug. 15, 2012

Shakeup At Komen
Shakeup At Komen
Months after dust up over Planned Parenthood policy

Aug. 10, 2012

Senators Want Suehs to Nix the Rules
Senators Want Suehs to Nix the Rules
Rules circumvent legislative process

June 28, 2012

More Abortion Reporting Requirements Proposed
More Abortion Reporting Requirements Proposed
After the Lege shot them down (four times), new rules have made their way to committees

June 21, 2012

The Real War on Women?
The Real War on Women?
Live Action says 'gendercide' is growing in U.S.

May 30, 2012

Majority Identify as 'Pro-Life'
Majority Identify as 'Pro-Life'
But say abortion should remain legal

May 23, 2012

Is Planned Parenthood Threatening State's Right of Free Speech?
Is Planned Parenthood Threatening State's Right of Free Speech?
Group says PP dilutes Texas' pro-life message for women

May 22, 2012

FIfth Circuit Lifts Stay, Planned Parenthood Remains in WHP...For Now
FIfth Circuit Lifts Stay, Planned Parenthood Remains in WHP...For Now
Three-judge panel reverses stay

May 4, 2012

Report: WHP Planned Parenthood Ban Puts Patients in Jeopardy
Report: WHP Planned Parenthood Ban Puts Patients in Jeopardy
GWU report questions HHSC analysis of ban

May 3, 2012

Planned Parenthood in the WHP: On Again, Off Again
Planned Parenthood in the WHP: On Again, Off Again
Judge thinks it's unlikely Texas will be able to justify the rule banning PP from the Women's Health Program

May 3, 2012

Fifth Circuit Blocks WHP Ruling in Favor of Planned Parenthood
Fifth Circuit Blocks WHP Ruling in Favor of Planned Parenthood
Single judge agrees to late-night stay

May 1, 2012

Planned Parenthood Wins Preliminary Injunction
Planned Parenthood Wins Preliminary Injunction
Court ruling bars state from excluding PP from WHP

April 30, 2012

Stop the War on Women
Stop the War on Women
Take action for women's right this weekend

April 26, 2012

Enough Providers for WHP Clients?
Enough Providers for WHP Clients?
Lawmakers want to know what HHSC has planned

April 24, 2012

Will State Be Allowed to Exclude PP From WHP?
Will State Be Allowed to Exclude PP From WHP?
That question is now before federal court

April 19, 2012

Clergy Supports WHP
Clergy Supports WHP
Leaders disappointed in Gov. Perry

March 22, 2012

War on Women's Health
The Hightower Report: Let's Get Married
Arizona and Wisconsin legislators try to get in women's pants

March 22, 2012

GOP Aide Jumps Ship Over Women's Health Policy
GOP Aide Jumps Ship Over Women's Health Policy
Aide says boss' actions 'shameful'

March 7, 2012

Another State Assault on Women's Health Care
Another State Assault on Women's Health Care
New state rule targets Planned Parenthood, cuts almost 200,000 women from basic health care

March 1, 2012

Abbott Joins Anti-Birth Control Lawsuit
Abbott Joins Anti-Birth Control Lawsuit
State jumps into contraceptive fray

March 1, 2012

R.I.P. WHP?
R.I.P. WHP?
Texas signs off on law to exclude PP

Feb. 23, 2012

War on Women Heats Up in Washington, on Campaign Trail
War on Women Heats Up in Washington, on Campaign Trail
Rally today on UT campus with Cecile Richards

Feb. 17, 2012

Abbott Balks at Birth Control Mandate
Abbott Balks at Birth Control Mandate
Calling the mandate unconstitutional, 10 AGs threaten to sue

Feb. 16, 2012

Ultrasound Suit Loses Ground
Ultrasound Suit Loses Ground
Sparks says his hands are tied after 5th Circuit finds ultrasound law constitutional

Feb. 16, 2012

Ultrasound Reimposed by Appeals Court
Ultrasound Reimposed by Appeals Court
Edith Jones and the 5th Circuits rule mandatory ultrasounds constitutional

Jan. 26, 2012

War on Women's Health
Ultrasound Law Takes Effect
Court gives green light during appeal of anti-abortion law

Jan. 19, 2012

War on Women's Health
Court Upholds Ultrasound Law
Appeals court says state's new anti-abortion law is reasonable

Jan. 12, 2012

Fifth Circuit Approves Mandatory Ultrasound
Fifth Circuit Approves Mandatory Ultrasound
It's just informed consent, they say

Jan. 11, 2012

Fifth Circuit Says Sonogram Law Fine
Fifth Circuit Says Sonogram Law Fine
Overturns Judge Sparks' injunction

Jan. 10, 2012

Funding Travesty Cripples Health Clinics
Funding Travesty Cripples Health Clinics
The state severs its ties with Planned Parenthood

Sept. 8, 2011

War on Women's Health
Worst Fears Confirmed for Women's Health
Family planning providers formally told they've lost funding

Sept. 1, 2011

Austin's Planned Parenthood Loses State Funding
Austin's Planned Parenthood Loses State Funding
Among a host of providers losing all state funds

Aug. 26, 2011

Sparks Strikes Again in Abortion Case
Sparks Strikes Again in Abortion Case
Fending off another attempt to intervene

Aug. 23, 2011

Women's Health Program Saves Money
Women's Health Program Saves Money
But the war on women's health continues

Aug. 23, 2011

New Law Forces End of Central Health's Abortion Services
New Law Forces End of Central Health's Abortion Services
Board says it can't risk jeopardizing its overall health care mission

Aug. 18, 2011

Dan Patrick Denied
Dan Patrick Denied
Judge denies request to file brief in abortion case

Aug. 11, 2011

Sparks Grills Lawyers in Ultrasound Case
Sparks Grills Lawyers in Ultrasound Case
Court to rule on injunction before new law takes effect

July 14, 2011

Celebrate Reproductive Rights While You Can
Celebrate Reproductive Rights While You Can
A Planned Parenthood benefit party and props for Jordan Smith

July 8, 2011

Lawsuit Challenges New Ultrasound-Before-Abortion Law
Lawsuit Challenges New Ultrasound-Before-Abortion Law
CRR files suit in Texas

June 13, 2011

The State's Planned Parenthood Trap
The State's Planned Parenthood Trap
Plans to ban PP from Women's Health may be a problem

June 8, 2011

'Everybody Loses'
'Everybody Loses'
Anti-abortion crusade will devastate health care

May 27, 2011

War on Women's Health
Res Publica
Citizens calendar, May 26-June 1

May 26, 2011

No More WHP? WTF?!
No More WHP? WTF?!
Lawmakers likely to kill successful women's health program

May 24, 2011

Lawmakers Might Not Like Planned Parenthood, But Voters Do
Lawmakers Might Not Like Planned Parenthood, But Voters Do
The war on women's health continues at the Capitol

May 16, 2011

War on Women's Health
You Can Never Have Too Many Sonograms
Sonogram-before-abortion bill heads to governor's desk

May 12, 2011

War on Women's Health
A Modest Compromise on Abortion
Lawmakers reach accord on restricting reproductive rights

April 21, 2011

War on Women's Health
Bill of the Week
Abortion be gone

March 24, 2011

War on Women's Health
Navigating Possible MAP Detours
More reproductive health care antics at the Lege

March 16, 2011

Ultrasound Up For Debate
Ultrasound Up For Debate
Speaking of Choose Life...

March 2, 2011

Choose Life!
Choose Life!
Lawmakers again consider pro-life specialty plate

March 2, 2011

LegeLand: Defunding Planned Parenthood
LegeLand: Defunding Planned Parenthood
Abbott clears path to undermining Planned Parenthood

Feb. 24, 2011

War on Women's Health
Health Care Jeopardy
Congressional Republicans propose elimination of Title X funding

Feb. 17, 2011

Ultrasound Debate Underway in Senate Committee
Ultrasound Debate Underway in Senate Committee
Senate Committee hears testimony on Patrick's ultrasound bill

Feb. 9, 2011

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