Category Archives: pro-choice activism

But Money’s Fungible! Another Planned Parenthood & Federal Funds Myth Explained

Since 1976, neither Planned Parenthood nor any other healthcare provider has received federal Medicaid funds for the provision of abortion services, except in very rare instances of rape, incest, or threat to the life of the mother. [By the way, … Continue reading

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Invitation-Only Democracy

Well, well, well. Invited testimony only during the hearing next week that Senator Charles Schwertner has called, no doubt at the urging of Governor Abbott: [T]o examine the business practices and regulatory structure of Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas, and … Continue reading

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Who’s Really Making Money Off Abortion

A deceptively edited video has been making the rounds this week, attempting to convince people that Planned Parenthood clinics are compromising medical ethics and breaking the laws. Often, attacks against Planned Parenthood focus on accusations that the organization is willing … Continue reading

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Another Assault on Poor People – Cutting Title X

So, the assault on access to healthcare for low-income people continues, courtesy of the radicals in Congress: House Republicans released a budget proposal this week that would eliminate funding for the Title X program, a decades-old network of family planning … Continue reading

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It Would Be Funny If It Weren’t the Texas Lege

Tomorrow, in the House State Affairs committee, a bill will be considered. Freshman Rep. Molly White (R-Surely Another Planet) outlined all of the signs she thinks clinics should put up if they perform abortions. You know, to make the clinics … Continue reading

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If At First You Don’t Succeed, Amend, Amend, Amend

HB2510 ostensibly deals with sunset review of the Department of State Health Services. Update at the end of this post. A whole passel of amendments just got tacked on that turn it into a de facto abortion bill further restricting and … Continue reading

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Many District Clerks Cannot Answer Questions About Judicial Bypass in Texas

I like to bake. And I like to blog about baking. I’m learning how to make deco rolls, for example. Here are my first two attempts, when I learned that you have to do the letters backward if you want them to … Continue reading

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