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Anonymous Donor Gives Planned Parenthood $9 Million to Build Texas Clinics
Health & Wellness  (tags: health care, reproductive rights, family planning, Texas, charity, altruism, donations )

Freya
- 49 days ago - dailykos.com
The western part of Texas will be getting two new Planned Parenthood clinics, thanks in part to a generous anonymous donor shelling out $9 million to the provider's Texas affiliate.
This Antiabortion Congressman Doesn't Seem to Understand How Sex Works
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, Texas, ignorance )

Freya
- 282 days ago - popsugar.com
It's a rough time for women's rights in America, and it's only getting more outrageous: a Republican state lawmaker in Texas introduced a bill in January that would make it legal to charge a woman with murder if she has an abortion.
Teen Abortions Surged In Texas After Republicans Defunded Planned Parenthood
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, girls, reproductive rights, anti-choice laws, Texas )

Freya
- 312 days ago - yahoo.com
Republicans are trying to find a way to defund Planned Parenthood as part of an overall effort to limit abortion in America. But doing so had the opposite effect in Texas, according to a new study out of Texas A&M University.
A City in Two States One Took Obamacare Medicaid One Did Not Proves Republican Refusal Kills Citizens
Health & Wellness  (tags: Texarkana, Extended Medicaid, Obamacare, Affordable Care Act, Republican, Texas, Arkansas )

Sheryl
- 326 days ago - egbertowillies.com
Republican politicians claim they are the pro-life party. Even though it was evident that not providing the Medicaid expansion would kill, they still proceeded with their ideologically evil and morally reprehensible position.
Texas Has The Highest Maternal Mortality Rate Not Just In The US But In The Entire Developed World
Health & Wellness  (tags: University of Maryland, study, maternal mortality rate, Texas, health care cut backs )

Sheryl
- 335 days ago - bust.com
Massive budget cuts to Texas health care system are finally starting to show as a study by the University of Maryland reveals that their maternal mortality rate has increased drastically within the past decade.
Texas Senate Passes Bill Allowing OBs To Keep Information From Pregnant Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: Texas, Senate Bill 25, chipping away at abortion right, OB's, controversial bill )

Sheryl
- 423 days ago - huffingtonpost.com
The Texas Senate passed a controversial bill on Tuesday that critics argue would empower doctors to lie to pregnant women. It is another thinly veiled attempt to prevent Texans from accessing their constitutional right to abortion.
Why Critics Say a Texas Bill Lets Anti-Abortion Doctors Lie to Pregnant Women
Health & Wellness  (tags: reproduction, babies, women, pregnancy, bills, Texas, OB-GYNs, prenatal care )

Freya
- 432 days ago - washingtonpost.com
The bill's author, state Sen. Brandon Creighton, said he introduced the legislation because he considers it "unacceptable that doctors can be penalized for embracing the sanctity of life" in Texas.
Judge Blocks Texas Cutting Medicaid to Planned Parenthood
Health & Wellness  (tags: reproductive rights, women, abortion, birth control, public funding, Texas, Planned Parenthood )

Freya
- 452 days ago - yahoo.com
A federal judge ruled Tuesday that Texas can't cut off Medicaid dollars to Planned Parenthood over secretly recorded videos taken by anti-abortion activists in 2015.
Texas Abortion Providers Receive Threats From Rabid Anti-Abortionists Who Spy on Them
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, reproductive rights, abortion, clinics, anti-choice, Texas, harassment, human rights )

Freya
- 506 days ago - alternet.org
Clinic employees caught protesters slashing tires and taking pictures of their license plates.
Jill Stein Participated in Third Presidential Debate While Hospitalized in Austin
Health & Wellness  (tags: Dr Jill Stein, The Green Party, hospitalized, debate, Austin, Texas, dedication )

Sheryl
- 574 days ago - jill2016.com
Despite an illness which prevented her from traveling to Las Vegas for the final presidential debate on Oct. 19, Jill Stein livestreamed her responses to the debate question in real time from her hospital bed.
Flooding Flushes Oil, Fracking Chemicals Into Texas Rivers
Health & Wellness  (tags: Texas, floods, fracking chemicals and oil, rivers, health threats, carcinogens, leukemia, brain cancer, endocrine disruptors, premature births, cattle deaths )

Judy
- 749 days ago - statesman.com
Recent Texas floods have inundated oil wells and fracking sites, flushing oil and fracking chemicals into rivers.
Texas Abortion Laws Prevented This Woman From Inducing Labor for Her Dying Fetus
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, abortion, reproductive rights, anti-choice, Texas )

Freya
- 779 days ago - yahoo.com
After being informed 20 weeks into her pregnancy that due to complications the fetus had no chance of survival, Texas woman Taylor Mahaffey, 23, was forced to wait for it to die in the womb because of to a state law that prevented her from aborting it.
Myths And Facts About HB 2 - The Anti-Choice Law That Could Overturn Abortion Rights
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, abortion, reproductive rights, Texas, Supreme Court cases, SCOTUS )

Freya
- 808 days ago - nationofchange.org
On March 2, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, a controversial case that will determine the constitutionality of a Texas anti-choice law that severely limits womenâEUR(TM)s access to abortion and medical care.
Fracking The Eagle Ford Shale: Big Oil And Bad Air On The Texas Prairie   video
Health & Wellness  (tags: TCQ, Texas, air pollution, fracking, InsideClimate News, The Weather Channel, Center for Public Integrity, Eagle Ford Shale, bad air )

Sheryl
- 963 days ago - youtube.com
In South Texas it is the largest economic development in the world currently for the fracking industry with little to no oversight. Eagle Ford Shale may be a boom but it is a bust for the health of the residents who live in the area.
Featured Blog: 'Pregnant Texans Are Being Charged With Crimes That Don't Exist'
Health & Wellness  (tags: women, pregnancy, Texas, fetal homicide, feticide )

Freya
- 1259 days ago - go.nationalpartnership.org
Despite Texas' "fetal homicide" law clearly stating that a "pregnant person cannot be charged with injury to [her] own fetus," prosecutors in West Texas have not stopped "charging women with reckless child endangerment for ingesting controlled substances
 

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