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Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

Federal Judge Strikes Down Texas Gay Marriage Ban

"Those in control of this state need to stop fighting the future. They must stop governing by fear. They must stop pretending there's some security blanket in laws that treat others unfairly."
Texas Closes Abortion Clinic And Suspends Doctor Over Admitting Privileges Law

Texas Closes Abortion Clinic And Suspends Doctor Over Admitting Privileges Law

Although Herring, who has been a licensed doctor for almost 40 years, created a plan to correct his lack of admitting privileges over several months, it was deemed inadequate.
Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Federal Court Hears Challenge to Texas Ban on Same-Sex Marriage

Two same-sex couples in Texas have asked a federal judge to hear their case challenging the 2005 amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. The couples will appear today in a San Antonio federal district court.
Hospital Removes Brain-Dead Pregnant Texas Woman From Life Support

Hospital Removes Brain-Dead Pregnant Texas Woman From Life Support

Marlise Munoz, the brain-dead pregnant Texas woman who was kept on life support against her and her family's wishes, was finally disconnected from life support yesterday.
Fetus of Brain-Dead Woman Kept On Life Support Against Wishes Found Deformed

Fetus of Brain-Dead Woman Kept On Life Support Against Wishes Found Deformed

The attorneys said the fetus is "gestating within a dead and deteriorating body as the horrified family looks on."
Latinas in Texas Face Human Rights Violations for Restricted Reproductive Rights

Latinas in Texas Face Human Rights Violations for Restricted Reproductive Rights

Latinas in Texas - where more than 60 reproductive health clinics have closed since 2010 - face such severely restricted and limited reproductive health care that their human rights are violated.
Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

Supreme Court Refuses to Block Texas Abortion Law

"We are disappointed by the Supreme Court's failure to block this unnecessary, burdensome Texas law. It's only purpose is to deny women access to abortion – an essential part of women's reproductive health care."
Anti-Abortion Extremists Urge Volunteers to Kidnap Women

Anti-Abortion Extremists Urge Volunteers to Kidnap Women

"I'm not suggesting you actually take a woman to an abortion clinic. It's a Wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion minded woman for an hour while you DON'T take her to the clinic."
Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Application with US Supreme Court

Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Application with US Supreme Court

"We now look to the Supreme Court to protect women's access to these essential health care services while we fight this critical court battle."
Judge Rules Part of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional

Judge Rules Part of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional

"Today's decision has averted a catastrophic health crisis for women across the state of Texas."
Texas Voter ID Law Took Effect Yesterday

Texas Voter ID Law Took Effect Yesterday

A restrictive voter identification law took effect in Texas yesterday - the same day that early voting for the state's November 5 elections began - despite an ongoing lawsuit by the Department of Justice to stop it.
Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Wendy Davis Announces Run For Texas Governor

Wendy Davis announced yesterday that she will run for Texas governor in the November 2014 elections.
More Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics Close

More Texas Planned Parenthood Clinics Close

Planned Parenthood closed two rural Texas clinics last week.
Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill Blocking Abortion Restrictions Until Death Penalty Banned

Texas Lawmaker Introduces Bill Blocking Abortion Restrictions Until Death Penalty Banned

Texas House Representative Harold Dutton Jr. (D) has introduced HB45, a counter-measure that would halt any further abortion restrictions until the state bans capital punishment.
"People's Filibuster" in Texas Successfully Blocks Anti-Choice Legislation

“People’s Filibuster” in Texas Successfully Blocks Anti-Choice Legislation

Over 700 Texans last night successfully blocked HB 60, a state bill that would shut down all but 5 abortion providers in the state, from passing in the state House as part of a "people's filibuster." The legislation passed through the Senate Tuesday.