Monthly Archives: July 2013

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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Let Us Speak! Houston Phone Bank for Reproductive Justice 7/7/13

Either SB1 or HB2 will become law by the end of this month, severely restricting access to abortion in Texas. Are you outraged? Have you been watching our state legislators ignore and cut short testimony? Did you shout NUH UHH … Continue reading

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Of Course Perry’s Got a Dog in this Fight

I am not the first person to call attention to this, but I consider myself to be fairly up on the situation around abortion access in Texas, and I didn’t know this. I share it with you in case you, … Continue reading

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Another 300 Miles for Choice

I’ll keep driving to Austin as long as the legislature keeps putting forth these asinine bills designed to strip women of their right to choose abortion by making it a procedure that almost no one can access. Three of us … 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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