Category Archives for Reproductive health

Study Confirms Harmful Consequences of Anti-Abortion Legislation in Texas

Today the Texas Freedom Network joined with partner organizations in raising the alarm about the harmful effects of anti-abortion legislation passed two years ago in Texas. Here’s the joint press release that just went out: Independent research confirms that Texas is already seeing the harmful consequences reproductive rights organizations warned would happen following the passage of […]

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Bill Nye: Can We Stop Telling Women What to Do With Their Bodies?

As soon as this week, the U.S. Supreme Court could decide whether it will hear a challenge to Texas’ restrictive anti-abortion law. Also this week, far-right politicians will continue to push the notion that Planned Parenthood should be defunded even if it means shutting down the federal government, a move that retiring Speaker John Boehner […]

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This Week @ the Legislature: Attacking Abortion Access

Click below for contact information of committee members. Tuesday, April 14 House State Affairs Committee Wednesday, April 15 House Judiciary & Civil Jurisprudence Committee Even after passing the most restrictive laws in the country, anti-abortion zealots in the Texas Legislature are back at it, trying to pass laws further squeezing access. They won’t stop until […]

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TFN Supports Marlise’s Law and the Right to Make Decisions about End-of-Life Care

One of the most appalling examples of the contempt many politicians and religious-right activists have for the freedom of Texans to make even the most intimate decisions about their own health care was the case of Marlise Muñoz last year. Marlise was 14 weeks into a pregnancy when she suffered a pulmonary embolism. Although doctors declared her brain dead and she had previously […]

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Faith Leaders Launch New Campaign for Reproductive Justice in Texas

Too often the only faith voices heard on the issue of reproductive rights are those who seek to limit or end altogether access to abortion and other family planning services. But that monologue from the religious right is coming to an end. Faith leaders from across the state are now joining together to support the right […]

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Extremists Push to Make It Even Harder to Access Abortion Care in Texas

Anti-abortion extremists in Texas are pushing new legislation that would make it even more difficult, if not impossible, for millions of Texans to have access to safe, legal and affordable abortion care. This time they’re doing so by attacking private health insurance offered through the federal Affordable Care Act (ACA), or “Obamacare.” Extremists have long attacked the the ACA for allegedly […]

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TFN Joins ‘Call to Action’ on Reproductive Health Care in Texas

Today the Texas Freedom Network joined with six coalition partners for a “Call to Action” on reproductive health care at the Texas Capitol. Here’s the joint press release we sent out: TEXANS DEMAND ACCESS TO REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH CARE Attacks on Reproductive Health Care Must Be Stopped, Advocates, Faith Leaders, and Lawmakers Tell Crowd FOR IMMEDIATE […]

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Trust. Respect. Access.

Last Thursday the Texas Freedom Network joined with six other organizations in launching a multi-year campaign for reproductive health care in Texas: Trust. Respect. Access. Here’s the press release we sent out: Coalition of Seven Organizations Launches Reproductive Health Care Campaign in Texas AUSTIN – At a press conference today, a coalition of seven organizations […]

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2011 in Quotes: Women’s Health

The right in 2011 continued to pursue a dangerous political agenda that undermines women’s health and reproductive rights. Even access to contraception has become a political battleground. Read more quotes from the far right in 2011 here. “Of course it’s a war on birth control, abortion, everything — that’s what family planning is supposed to […]

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