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Women's Health Groups Sue Texas Over Its New Abortion Law

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More than a dozen women's health care clinics have filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas, seeking to revoke parts of a controversial health law that puts new restrictions on clinics that provide abortions.

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Elle B (84)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:36 am
Ty Cal ...

“Health is a human necessity; health is a human right” ― James Lenhart, M.D., MPH

“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

“The Greed of gain has no time or limit to its capaciousness. Its one object is to produce and consume. It has pity neither for beautiful nature nor for living human beings. It is ruthlessly ready without a moment's hesitation to crush beauty and life.” ―George Eliot (Mary Ann/Marian) Evans ) ,1819 – 1880

Sue H (7)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 9:53 am
Right On Ladies! "Get Up, Stand Up. Stand Up for Your Rights".

Gene Jacobson (290)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:16 am
"This law is part of a coordinated national strategy to shut down women's health centers and outlaw abortion all across the country," says ACLU executive director Anthony D. Romero."

One might call it a national conspiracy. Orchestrated by ALEC. Which it is.

Kit B (276)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:20 am

That part of the bill was written just for Rick Perry's sister and her business interests. This should fly through the courts, of course a sorry worthless judge (owned by ALEC?) could cause a bump in the road.

Sheila D (28)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:34 am
Good to know Texas women aren't all "standing by their man". It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Thanks for the article.

pam w (139)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 10:40 am
I'm standing with should all men and women of reason and compassion!

Winn A (179)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 12:09 pm
I hope they win their law suit.

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 1:42 pm
Thank you for sharing the news. It was on MSNBC this week. :)

Lois Jordan (63)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 4:30 pm
Noted w/thanks for this good news, Cal. I've been reading that Wendy Davis is possibly planning to run for Gov. and I look forward to massive support for her....and ultimately winning. This will turn TX upside-down, I hope, and women will once again be able to have control of their own health issues. This lawsuit just proves that women aren't going to take this sitting down.

Mitchell D (87)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 5:30 pm
I like that, Pam, " and women of reason and compassion." Well put!
I'm hoping, aside from the court victory in this issue, that Abbot gets blindsided in the gubernatorial election, goes down hard!

Aletta Kraan (146)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 8:00 pm
Noted , thanks !

Lynn Squance (235)
Saturday September 28, 2013, 11:04 pm
I stand with the women of Texas and the call for justice!

Past Member (0)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:53 am
Really, "Abortion rights groups are taking aim at the law's requirement that all doctors have admitting hospital privileges and that they follow decade-old FDA guidelines for a drug requiring multiple in-person visits." Let me just highlight the salient part "they follow decade-old FDA guideline". The FDA is national, right?

. (0)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 6:50 am
Good for them! Thanks for sharing, Cal.

Robert K (31)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 11:57 am
Wouldn't it be cool it the state was required to pay huge punitive damages?

Roger G (154)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 1:44 pm
noted, thanks

ewoud k (68)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 2:32 pm
Hope they'll have a successful outcome of this trial.

Thanks Cal!

S J (130)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 3:55 pm
I hope they win.

Thanks Cal

Susanne R (235)
Sunday September 29, 2013, 11:45 pm
Last sentence in article: "In Texas and across the nation, people are standing up to tell politicians to stop interfering in a woman's private decisions."

The GOP IS waging a war on women, and women are finally fighting back. There's much too much to lose because this war is not limited to reproductive rights. It's even described in Wikipedia:

"War on Women is an expression in United States politics used to describe Republican Party initiatives that are seen as part of a wide-scale effort to restrict women's rights, especially reproductive rights.[1][2][3][4] Prominent Democrats and feminists have used the phrase to criticize proponents of the laws as trying to force their social views and religious beliefs on a general public through legislation.[5][6][7] The legislative initiatives covered by the expression can include access to reproductive health services, particularly birth control and abortion services; how violence against women is prosecuted; how rape is defined for purposes of public funding of abortion for rape victims;[8][9] how workplace discrimination against women is treated; and litigation concerning equal pay for women.[10][11][12][13]"

We know for a fact that women are discriminated against in every area mentioned in the quote, and health care and reproductive freedom are currently two of their biggest targets. If this isn't true, why are the Koch Brothers funding creepy commercials that would lead one to believe that Obamacare would make a lecherous-looking Uncle Sam every woman's gynecologist? They're stooping to new lows to scare women into opposing the Affordable Care Act. Women shouldn't be fooled by ads financed by billionaires with their own personal agendas and interests to protect. It's all about greed.

Kudos to Wendy Davis and the women of Texas for standing up to the bullies. There's too much at stake here to let them win. This should be a country-wide initiative, and I hope to see petitions in support of our sisters in all states legislated by greedy, misogynistic and ignorant fools. I'd also like to see petitions opposing the Koch brothers' ads as they are disrespectful to the personification of our government.

Athena F (131)
Tuesday March 18, 2014, 3:39 pm
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