Category Archives: legal issues

CultureMap Dallas Launches With Victim-Blaming “Crime News” Story And Self-Righteous Response To Criticism

Anyone who follows me on Twitter will note that I occasionally rag on CultureMap Austin, a publication I actually wrote one piece for back when it launched in 2011. (Relive the memories!) CultureMap–there’s a Houston, Austin and now, Dallas, version–is … Continue reading

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Texas Continues To Play Ping-Pong With Low-Income Women’s Health

Despite claims that the new Texas Women’s Health Program–the state program built so that Governor Perry and conservative legislators can pontificate about banning abortion “affiliates” from participation–would launch November 1st with a stable full of providers ready and willing to … Continue reading

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The State Of Texas Thinks You Can Get A Pap Smear At An Endoscopy Clinic

I’m jumping on the wheezing Hay Ladies! here to show that despite the blog’s superlag, I have in no way given up on writing about feminism and women’s rights in Texas. To the contrary, I’m doing more work for RHRealityCheck.org, … Continue reading

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Preach On, Jacquielynn Floyd!

At last, Bill Zedler’s one-man-abortion-requirement-machine is getting play in the mainstream media: the Dallas Morning News picked up the story on Friday, and today columnist Jacquielynn Floyd has a scathing take on what the Zedler requirements are really about: shaming, pressuring, … Continue reading

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This is what an activist court looks like: Planned Parenthood once again blocked from Texas’ WHP

Remember yesterday when everyone was so happy that Planned Parenthood got temporary permission to continue participating in the Texas Women’s Health Program? Time to stop being happy: the hyper-conservative Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled overnight that it’s an “emergency” … Continue reading

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Anti-Choice Legislators In Texas No Longer Subject To Stupid Democratic Process

Representative Bill Zedler–Arlington, represent!–couldn’t get his creepy, Orwellian information-gathering amendment passed wherein he wanted to gather as much information as possible on abortion-seeking women, so he just told the State Department of Health Services to institute as much of it … Continue reading

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Picking Apart Rick Perry’s WHP Claims: Surprise! He’s Playing Politics With Women’s Health.

This week for RH Reality Check, I look at two questions, one of which is more infuriating than the other. The first is, what will Texas’ new state-funded WHP look like? The second is, Can Rick Perry tell the fucking … Continue reading

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Hitched: Should We Go To Premarital Counseling?

This week in my Hitched column for The Frisky, I discover the wonders and horrors of premarital counseling, which in Texas is really, really recommended by the State, especially if you are a Christian person: Is the point of “Twogether … Continue reading

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Goodbye, Texas Women’s Health Program

By the end of April, the Texas Women’s Health Program will either be a thing of the past or a shadow of its former self, as I report today for RHRealityCheck.org. No matter what any Republican tells you, the Obama … Continue reading

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I’m On San Francisco Public Radio Today!

If you’re in San Francisco, tune into 91.7 FM for Your Call at 10 am today, wherein I’ll be on the radio show talking about reproductive rights, joined by Jodi Jacobson from Reproductive Health Reality Check. You can also listen … Continue reading

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