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Cruz Likey the Porn
As Florida drowns, and the Pacific Northwest burns, this week Republican Texas Senator Ted Cruz and notorious moral bastion became the toast of Twitter by giving a little heart to some porn spam.

4:56PM Wed. Sep. 13, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

Judge Blocks Texas Abortion Ban
In a court order issued Thursday, U.S. Judge Lee Yeakel has placed a short-term halt on an upcoming Texas law that would have banned women from accessing dilation and evacuation, or D&E abortion, considered the safest and most common method during the second trimester (around 15 weeks of pregnancy) by health professionals.

5:30PM Thu. Aug. 31, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Court Blocks Senate Bill 4
In a heavily anticipated ruling, U.S. Judge Orlando Garcia has blocked major portions of Senate Bill 4, the new "papers, please"-style state law that has already instilled fear and dread in immigrant communities.

8:40PM Wed. Aug. 30, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Attorneys Fight D&E Abortion Ban in Court
Attorneys with the Center for Reproductive Rights were in a federal court in Austin today to argue that a new anti-choice law, set to go into effect this Friday (Sept. 1), would unduly burden Texas women seeking abortion access and subject them to “medical experimentation.”

3:45PM Tue. Aug. 29, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

Texas' Big, Bad Week for Voter Suppression and Gerrymandering
First congressional redistricting; then, in short succession, voter ID and the state House maps. In less than two weeks, the Republican-dominated Texas Legislature has been dealt three critical blows to their legal fights to retain voter laws and districts that the courts have now found discriminate against the state‘s minority voters.

1:05PM Fri. Aug. 25, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

State Axes Anti-Choice Group's Family Planning Funds
It turns out when you put an anti-choice group headed by a woman with a tenuous grasp of basic medical science in charge of increasing access to reproductive health care, you don’t get the results you’re looking for.

5:10PM Wed. Aug. 23, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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2:10PM Mon. Aug. 21, Richard Whittaker Read More | Comment »

"Rape Insurance" Bill Close to Becoming Law
Ecstatic to bring their first child into the world, Austin residents Scott Ross and Jeni-Putalavage Ross approached the 21st week of pregnancy with joy.

10:00AM Sun. Aug. 13, Mary Tuma Read More | Comment »

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