Women's health services were already abysmal in the Rio Grande Valley. Then the GOP made things even worse.
This Texas Law Could Be the Supreme Court's Next Big Abortion Case
November 05, 2013
On Friday, about one-third of the abortion clinics in Texas started calling women to cancel long-standing appointments and turning away panicked, crying patients who showed up at the door.
Waiting for Bill Clinton at the Arkansas Ball
January 21, 2013
Reporting from the parties of inauguration weekend, where everyone gets the heightened, idealized version of Washington they want.
Texas Has Created a Costly Roadmap for Defunding Planned Parenthood
January 11, 2013
Gov. Rick Perry's anti-abortionism is proving costly for Texas.
The latest assault on abortion rights is taking place in Tennessee, where a new law that goes into effect on July 1 will require abortion providers to register at local hospitals. Though it seems mundane and bureaucratic, the law is actually part of an increasingly successful strategy for quietly destroying access to abortion. The Tennessee bill, called the Life Defense Act of 2012, would require every Tennessee practitioner who performs abortions to be a member of a local hospital.
The Myth of Moderate Mitch
May 11, 2011
During his tenure in office, Mitch Daniels, the Republican governor of Indiana, has enacted a set of policies that would make any conservative proud. Elected with the help of donations from the Koch brothers, he signed bills that abolished the right of teachers to bargain for anything other than wages and wage-related benefits and initiated the largest private-school voucher program in the country. He’s said he will sign a bill that will end Medicaid funding for Planned Parenthood in his state and ban all abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.