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Supreme Court Reopens Abortion Providers in Texas — For Now

Category: Abortion, State Fights

The U.S. Supreme Court just put a hold on provisions of a Texas law that threatens to eviscerate access to safe, legal abortion in the state for tens of thousands of women. The Oct. 14 order temporarily allows health centers that were forced to close earlier this month to resume providing abortions.…Continue Reading

Tags: State Attacks, Texas, Abortion restrictions, Greg Abbott


Top 10 ways to tell you have a bad bill: North Carolina-style

Category: State Fights

First, you try to pass three bills that would make abortion inaccessible to women by imposing excessive, medically unnecessary, and sometimes impossible-to-meet restrictions on providers. They all fail in regular legislative session.  Not to be deterred, you slip all three failed bills into HB 69…Continue Reading

Tags: North Carolina, Janet Colm, Motorcycle Abortion Bill


A Texas-Sized Standoff that is Just Beginning…

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Photos

What happened in Texas over the last couple of weeks was a sight to behold. From the moment Wendy Davis took to the floor to filibuster SB 5 on June 26—an extreme and dangerous bill that could severely restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state, we knew something special was happening. …Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, State Fights, Texas, Wendy Davis, Austin, Photos


Gynotician of the Week: House Speaker Thom Tillis

Category: State Fights

North Carolina Speaker Thom Tillis - Gynotician of the Week

Even before he assumed the role of House Speaker, Thom Tillis made clear that limiting a woman’s right to make her own personal medical decisions was a top priority. His priorities became more than clear this week when he played an integral role in maneuvering two bills, both originally unrelated to…Continue Reading

Tags: Gynotician of the Week, North Carolina, Thom Tillis


Photos: Stand with Women Rally on Capitol Hill

Category: Abortion, Photos

Planned Parenthood Federation of America president Cecile Richards brought the “Stand with Women” message to Washington, DC as she rallied with hundreds of staff and youth leaders from across the country to say “enough is enough” to politicians in states like Texas and North Carolina, who continue t…Continue Reading

Tags: Abortion, Rally, Cecile Richards, Al Franken, Rosa DeLauro, Marco Rubio


Stand with Texas Women Bus Tour Stops in Dallas and Fort Worth

Category: Abortion, State Fights, Photos

On Wednesday, the bus stopped in Dallas for a press conference outside City Hall that drew about two hundred supporters.  In Dallas, even the dogs were decked out in orange to support Texas women! The program was led by the CEO of Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas, Ken Lambrecht, Cecile Richards, …Continue Reading

Tags: Cecile Richards, Texas, Wendy Davis, Texas Bus Tour, Dallas, Fort Worth