Tag Archives: abortion rights

All for Access, Access for All

It became clear, sitting in the Texas capitol surrounded by new friends in orange this summer, that we’re starting to do things differently around here. Smaller reproductive justice organizations like NARAL Pro-Choice Texas, Lilith Fund, and Jane’s Due Process dedicated … Continue reading

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DPS is Reading Your Tweets. And They Just Don’t Get It.

Thanks to a Texas Public Information Act request, the state Department of Public Safety has released almost 150 pages of their evidence and discussion about alleged plans that “orange shirts” had for being disruptive at the capitol during debate over … Continue reading

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Dialogue, Common Ground, and Blue v. Orange

Nobody drives halfway across Texas—or halfway across the country—because they are unsure about what they believe. Nobody takes time off work to sit in a capitol extension overflow room for 9 hours hoping a really smart stranger will completely change … Continue reading

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SB9: The Texas Senate’s Other Abortion Bill

Introduced in the second special session by Republican Senator Dan Patrick, SB9 would create additional restrictions on medical abortions. So far, the bill has only been introduced, and not referred to committee. I suspect that it will not progress too … Continue reading

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Next Week in Austin (& Elsewhere)

Updated info on legislative process—SB1 and HB2 are companion bills. Each will progress through its own chamber of origin, but won’t have to go through mirror process in the other house. Senate will pass SB1, House, HB2, and one side … Continue reading

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5 Abortion Bills Filed in Special Session 2 So Far

The rally is in full swing on the steps of the pink dome in Austin. Cecile Richards is speaking, and it is always great to have a Richards woman speaking at the capitol! Just checked Texas Legislature Online (TLO), and … Continue reading

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Victory on #SB5 and What Comes Next

(See update at the end of this post for news about 2nd special session calls to action.) The past few months have been amazing—the initial stirrings of the Texas Spring. But you know how, so often, you get that unseasonal … Continue reading

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