Across the country, huge numbers of people have spoken up to oppose politicians’ attempts to restrict women’s access to health care—packing statehouses, attending rallies, and calling their representatives. But politicians are pushing forward with these extreme and dangerous policies anyway, in spite of both public opinion and medical expertise.
July 19, 2013
Texas Governor Rick Perry just signed HB 2, the extreme and dangerous bill that threatens to virtually end access to safe and legal abortion in the state of Texas. By signing this bill into law, he’s making a terrible situation for women’s health even worse.
July 19, 2013
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What happens when Governor Rick Perry blocks Planned Parenthood health centers from participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program? The 50,000 low-income women who had previously gone to one of the 47 Planned Parenthood health centers for access to affordable birth control, lifesaving cancer screenings, and STI testing are forced to find a new provider. Unfortunately, finding a new provider is easier said than done.
July 17, 2013
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.
July 15, 2013
On Wednesday, the bus stopped in Dallas for a press conference outside City Hall that drew about two hundred supporters. From there, we hopped back on the bus and headed to Fort Worth where more than 1,500 people stood in the 100 degree heat to stand with Texas women.
July 11, 2013
Rick Perry and his allies have lit a fuse in Texas. They've slashed funding for women's health and cut 130,000 women off from their only source of care. Now, they're pushing their dangerous agenda to a new extreme — threatening to shut down dozens of health centers, denying even more women access to basic care and ending access to safe and legal abortion in most of the state.
July 10, 2013
Legislation isn’t decided by a popularity contest, but if it were HB 2 would lose. Just take a look at this photo of the thousands of women’s health supporters—decked out in orange—who showed up to rally outside the state capitol and oppose the omnibus bill designed to restrict access to safe and legal abortion in the state.
July 9, 2013
The Texas legislature kicked off their work for the second special session with a vengeance Monday -- and so did supporters of women's health. Well over 5,000 people flooded the Capitol at high noon on a hot day in July to speak out against Governor Perry's dangerous anti-abortion legislation, sending the message -- yet again -- that a vast majority of Texans oppose these measures and will fight them every step of the way.
July 3, 2013
Senator Wendy Davis held her ground in an 11-hour marathon filibuster, speaking out against a dangerous bill that would have forced 37 of Texas' 42 providers of safe and legal abortion to close their doors. Hundreds of Texans packed the capitol to stand with Senator Davis -- and thousands of folks across the country joined in online.
June 28, 2013