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While Americans Struggle to Survive, Senate Leadership Ignores the Pandemic — and the Need for Relief

The delay in action from Senate Republican leadership is inexcusable. 

Cecile Richards and Wendy Davis Talk Texas on MSNBC

Less than 24 hours after the amazing filibuster from Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, Governor Rick Perry called a second special legislative session to move forward with the extreme legislation designed to virtually ban abortion. It’s an affront to the thousands of Texans who turned out in droves to oppose his efforts at every turn.
June 27, 2013

A Standoff of Texas Proportion

From the day my mother, Ann Richards, took office as governor of Texas, she made it her mission to open the doors of government and "let the people in." Here in Austin, hundreds of Texans are taking her up on that offer.
June 25, 2013

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700 Texans hold 10-hour “Citizen Filibuster” to protest extreme anti-women’s health bill

Governor Rick Perry, Lt. Governor David Dewhurst, and their anti-women’s health cohorts are using the special legislative session to fast-track legislation designed to dramatically restrict access to safe and legal abortion in Texas, but Texans aren’t letting them pass it without a fight.
June 21, 2013

Access to Health Care Shouldn’t Depend on Your Zip Code

On Tuesday, Governor Jack Dalrymple signed a six-week abortion ban, which effectively outlaws abortion in the state. The law is plainly unconstitutional...
June 11, 2013