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Abortion Restrictions Are Harming Women’s Health and Human Rights in Texas

By Andrea Flynn Last week the Supreme Court decided to leave in place a Texas law that has essentially closed a third of the abortion providers in that state. On their own, the abortion restrictions are devastating. But in the … Continue reading

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Rick Perry Attacks Wendy Davis: ‘She Was A Teenage Mother Herself’

By Igor Volsky Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) directly attacked state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) during a speech at the National Right To Life conference on Thursday, arguing that the state senator who filibustered for 13 hours to defeat an … Continue reading

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When Twitter does what journalism can’t

By Roxane Gay On Tuesday, June 25, Sen. Wendy Davis of Texas stood for nearly 13 hours without food or drink, without rest, without leaning, without the ability to use the restroom, to filibuster Senate Bill 5 (SB 5), a … Continue reading

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The Wendy Davis Rocket Ride

By Elise Hu Overnight, Texas state Sen. Wendy Davis became a national political name and a hero to abortion-rights supporters around the country. The Fort Worth Democrat stood and spoke for nearly 11 hours Tuesday to run out the clock … Continue reading

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Texas’ Abortion Restrictions Failed, But Other States Are Successfully Advancing Them

By Tara Culp-Ressler After a battle that stretched throughout Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, state Sen. Wendy Davis (D) successfully blocked a stringent anti-abortion bill from winning approval in the Texas legislature. Davis noted that defeating SB 5 — … Continue reading

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