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Two Promising Challenges to SB 8 Forge On, as More Abortion Funds Face Legal Threats
Abortion advocates say the fight is a social one and long from over
"...Texans have lost a few battles to Texas' near-total abortion ban, Senate Bill 8, in the last few weeks,..."

April 1, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

SXSW Announces Audience Award Winners
Patton Oswalt's I Move My Dad takes top honors again
"...XR EXPERIENCE XR Experience Competition Audience Award Winner: "Gumball..."

March 24, 2022 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

In Austin, Nancy Pelosi Says She Sees No Chance of Pro-Choice Legislation Passing Current U.S. Senate
Pelosi: “I wish I could be more optimistic”
"...coincided with the enactment of SB 8, the near-total abortion ban that allows private citizens to sue over abortion...."

March 24, 2022 News Post by Maggie Q. Thompson

Texas Supreme Court Throws Out Final Senate Bill 8 Challenge
Paving the road to the end
"...The most promising lawsuit against Texas' ban on abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, enacted in the last..."

March 18, 2022 News Feature by Maggie Q. Thompson

The 13 Hours That Changed Texas in Shouting Down Midnight
Shouting Down Midnight stands by Wendy Davis during her filibuster
"...delivered her epic filibuster to thwart the last draconian abortion bill (the one before Senate Bill 8, or maybe..."

March 18, 2022 Screens Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Texas Supreme Court ruling quashing a lawsuit against Texas’ abortion ban..."

March 18, 2022 News Feature

SXSW Film Review: Shouting Down Midnight
Years after Wendy Davis’ filibuster, doc follows those still fighting
"...a Texas law positioned to significantly reduce access to abortion care across the state...."

March 13, 2022 SXSW Post by Vivie Behrens

VR Documentary Invites You to an Intimate Conversation on Abortion
Making the choice
"...who chose, facing life-threatening complications, to have a late-term abortion – a choice which is the subject of empathetic..."

March 11, 2022 Features Feature by Lina Fisher

Your Field Guide to the 101 Essential Acts at SXSW
Scroll eternal through the best and buzziest artists at the fest
"...Burning" reappraising English Colonialism, while "Playgod" pivots on Alabama's anti-abortion bill. Having reinterpreted Herbie Hancock's "Watermelon Man" into postmodern..."

March 11, 2022 Music Feature by The Chronicle Music Staff

Austin at Large: Easy to Be Hard, Easy to Vote No
What did we learn from the tiny, noisy Texas primaries? A few morning-after insights
"...codified in last year's Senate Bill 8 outlawing most abortion care and made up by Abbott and Paxton this..."

March 4, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Dems Vie to Oust Sid Miller, Take Back Texas Agriculture
Priorities include economic incentives for small farms, rural health care, and internet access
"...chair in 2002 and co-founded Jane's Due Process, an abortion legal aid nonprofit, in 2001...."

Feb. 25, 2022 News Feature by Lina Fisher

AOC Brings the Texas Heat
Progressive star stumps for Casar, Cisneros campaigns
" establishment politics. The Texas GOP's near-total ban on abortion, skyrocketing housing prices, and crumbling infrastrucuture – "these are..."

Feb. 18, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Chronicle Endorsements for the March Primary Election
Here are the local, state, and national Dems we picked to represent us
" for minors seeking to bypass parental consent for abortion care), pivoted to cannabis law when she moved back..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature

A Race to the Right in Austin's Affluent Suburbs
There's red in there them hills
"...Texas Supreme Court Justice John Devine, are both vehemently anti-abortion. Perla Hopkins, the least-known candidate in the race, is..."

Feb. 11, 2022 News Feature by Morgan O’Hanlon

Greg Casar and Eddie Rodriguez Fight for the Progressive Mantle in TX-35
The two candidates race to the left
"...vocal stances on workers' rights and paid sick leave, abortion access funding, criminal justice reform, and the decriminalization of..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Longtimer Doggett and Three Political Outsiders Vie to Represent the Newly Formed 37th Congressional District
This compact new district encompasses almost all of Austin west of I-35
"...preserving democracy. Reproductive freedom and protection of access to abortion have only become more critical in light of the..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

Austin at Large: We Need to Talk About Apesh*t
Whether Trump is trivial or catastrophic, the rules of engagement have now changed
"...civil rights – be it suppressing the vote, criminalizing abortion care, or trying to hang Mike Pence – are..."

Feb. 4, 2022 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Sound & Color: Four Visual Depictions of Austin's Musical Identity
A whole palette of music-related art happenings of late, from a new Daniel Johnston mural to Bob Dylan's depiction of the Hole in the Wall
"...marching like a pint-sized funeral procession to the annual anti-abortion rally occurring on the state Capitol grounds...."

Jan. 28, 2022 Music Column by Rachel Rascoe

Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
Remembering Bruce Todd and Sarah Weddington
"...leading up to the landmark Roe ruling to defend abortion as a right, Weddington had basically become a hippie,..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...and fellow attorney Linda Coffee successfully argued against Texas' anti-abortion laws in the 1973 landmark Roe v. Wade case..."

Dec. 31, 2021 News Feature

Opinion: Texas Abortion Ban Is an Attack on Free Speech
SB 8 restricts the right of an individual to use their voice to help another person procure an abortion
"...has dominated news cycles nationwide as the most extreme abortion ban in the country. As of now, abortions past..."

Dec. 24, 2021 Column by Rachel Osterloh

AFS Announces 2021 Short Film Grant Recipients
Ten projects get an important boost from the filmmaker fund
"...(Austin) A conservative Texas state senator struggles with his anti-abortion stance after being kidnapped and surgically connected to a..."

Dec. 20, 2021 Screens Post by Richard Whittaker

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: Abortion? No! Frivolous Lawsuits? Sure!
September 1: SB 8 goes into effect, prohibiting abortion care after embryonic cardiac activity can be detected (around six weeks)
"...the courts. To get around this, Texas lawmakers and anti-abortion lobbyists created a novel scheme whereby SB 8 is..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Beth Sullivan

"...8: The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that Texas' six-week abortion ban, Senate Bill 8, could remain in effect while..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature

Top Austin Headlines of 2021: A Hard Restart
The biggest news stories of the year
"...worst winter storm ever, and they got Texans needing abortion care across state lines. In May, bunches of local..."

Dec. 17, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Headlines / Quote of the Week
"...Keep Abortion Legal: On Wednesday, Dec. 1, the U.S. Supreme Court..."

Dec. 3, 2021 News Feature

Austin at Large: Life’s Short, Eat Dessert First
A time for gratitude and discernment, and for enjoying both cake and ice cream
"...say, pointing to monstrosities like the Senate Bill 8 abortion ban, "this is what Republicans are like all the..."

Nov. 26, 2021 News Column by Mike Clark-Madison

Death Watch: SCOTUS Hears Texas Spiritual-Advisor Case
A prayer for the dying
"...many weeks, after defending the state's Senate Bill 8 abortion ban. (As he did with SB 8, Stone's boss,..."

Nov. 12, 2021 News Feature by Brant Bingamon

Elections Post-Mortem and the Devastating Impacts of Texas' Near-Total Abortion Ban
LISTEN: The Austin Chronicle Show on KOOP Community Radio
"...half of the program, Mary Tuma discusses how dramatically abortion care has been disrupted in Texas following the passage..."

Nov. 5, 2021 News Post by Kimberley Jones

Abortion Care Providers “Heartened” After SB 8 Hearing at SCOTUS
Oral arguments focus on law’s vigilante enforcement

Nov. 5, 2021 News Feature by Mary Tuma

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