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Open Letter to Gov. Abbott and Texas Lawmakers: An Attack on Any Texan Is An Attack on All Texans

June 21, 2017
16 groups representing diverse voices across the state denounce the extreme politics driving the Texas legislative agenda and vow to fight back.

TEXAS STRONG: Resistance at the 2017 Legislative Session

June 2, 2017
Progressives from around the state and our champions in the legislature fought hard this session. From immigrant and voting rights to LGBTQ equality and reproductive freedom - we will continue to resist attacks on our fundamental rights.

The Worst of the Worst Texas Legislative Session in Pictures, Annotated

June 1, 2017
This session was pretty awful and by most accounts, the worst in recent history

Reproductive Justice Group Challenges Legislature to Address Maternal Mortality of Black Women

May 26, 2017
Amidst inaction in prioritizing Texas’ maternal mortality crisis this legislative session, The Afiya Center released a groundbreaking report on the state of Black women in Texas with a briefing at the Capitol.

Call Gov. Abbott Today to Stop Attacks on Texans' Fundamental Rights

May 26, 2017
With regular session wrapping up on Monday, the slew of bad bills passed by Republicans are heading to the Governor's desk to be signed into law.
Call Greg Abbott Progress Texas number

Powerful Republican Donor & Notorious Bigot Threatens “Wicked State Legislators” Over Bathroom Bill

May 23, 2017
In a "prayer" that reads like a terroristic threat, Lt. Gov Dan Patrick backer Steven Hotze took aim at his political opponents.
Meet the Man Behind the Campaign to Repeal #HERO

Rep. Howard Speaks Against Cruel Anti-Abortion Bill on Texas House Floor

May 23, 2017
Texas Rep. Donna Howard stood up for women's reproductive freedom and delivered a sincerely moving speech against a cruel bill that would force 'fetal burial' and effectively ban abortion after 13 weeks. "We can sit here self-righteously and decide that we always know best for every person. But we do not."

Texas GOP Passed A Scarily Cruel Bill to Force ‘Fetal Burial’ & Ban Abortion After 13 Weeks

May 23, 2017
Republicans used the bill as a vehicle to pile on abortion restrictions so extreme they stalled during session, while Democrats fought to stop them from further restricting access and shaming women.
Texas Republicans Cruel Fetal Burial Abortion Ban Texas Senate Bill 8

Reproductive Freedom *Still* Under Attack in Texas

May 17, 2017
This session, Republicans in the Texas Legislature filed A TON of anti-abortion bills — 39 to be exact. That’s more restrictions they want to pile on top of the mountain of barriers already on the books.
Abortion Laws

Rep. Alvarado calls out anti-abortion agenda

May 12, 2017
During a debate on 1 of the 39 anti-abortion bills Texas GOP lawmakers proposed this session, State Representative Carol Alvarado called out their anti-abortion agenda for what it is.
Alvarado

Texas Tea Party Extremists Are So "Pro-Life" They Block Maternal Mortality Bills

May 12, 2017
Add two bills aimed at addressing Texas’ third-world, maternal mortality rate to the list of life-saving bills they’ve killed this session. And ahead of Mother’s Day no less.
Texas Tea Party Freedom Caucus Pro-life Maternal Mortality

Texas House Republicans Just Passed A Creepy AF Anti-Abortion Bill

May 12, 2017
Using a thoroughly debunked lie in an effort to shame women and target providers, the bill requires women hand over to the state really personal information about themselves.
HB 2962 Texas Reporting Anti-Abortion Bill

Texas House GOP Passes Discriminatory Bill Targeting Kids in CPS

May 10, 2017
The broad ‘license to discriminate’ bill uses religion to target vulnerable kids, LGBTQ Texans, and reproductive freedom.
Religious Refusal CPS Texas

Abortion Rights Advocates Decry Texas House Legislation

May 5, 2017
The Trust. Respect. Access. coalition is delivering the signatures of 15,000 Texans demanding that Texas lawmakers stop attacks on reproductive freedom and abortion access.

Texas House Republicans Move to Fully Defund Planned Parenthood

April 7, 2017
Instead of funding legitimate health care providers, House GOP doubled funding for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy centers.
Planned Parenthood Texas Budget

Texas Republicans File 39 Anti-Abortion Bills This Session

March 15, 2017
Undeterred by the US Supreme Court calling out the lies they used to justify restrictions in previous sessions, anti-abortion politicians are at it again.

Lucy Stein testifies against anti-abortion bills

February 15, 2017
"You should know by now, the resistance is emboldened too." Lucy Stein, our advocacy director, brought the heat in her testimony against 3 anti-abortion bills in the Senate yesterday.
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The Fight for Women’s Economic Security in Texas Continues

February 14, 2017
Without economic security, women face unnecessary hardship as they work to provide for the needs of their families.