Category Archives for war on women

Stand with Texas Women, Wear Orange, Again

We just sent out this message on behalf of Kathy to our friends and supporters. If you’re in the Austin area next Thursday, we encourage you to join us. They promised to hear us on women’s health. Let’s make sure they do. Next Thursday, Feb. 20, state Sen. Jane Nelson will convene the committee she […]

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Poopgate: Texas DPS Docs Show No Evidence Activists Brought Feces, Urine to the Capitol

The Texas Department of Public Safety has finally released documents, requested by various media outlets, regarding claims by DPS officials, politicians and religious-right activists that demonstrators brought jars of feces and urine to the Capitol in July to protest extreme anti-abortion legislation. The Texas Observer reports: What the documents show is that DPS collected and shared […]

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Poopgate: Texas DPS Will Release Docs About Alleged Jars of Feces and Urine at Capitol Protests

The Texas Observer reports that the Texas Department of Public Safety will release documents the Observer and other media outlets have requested regarding allegations that pro-choice activists brought jars of feces and urine to the Capitol when protesting extreme anti-abortion legislation this summer. Religious-right groups and Republican politicians like Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst have used those […]

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Into the Lion’s Den: Minister Stands Against the Right’s War on Women (w/video)

TFN Insider is pleased to present this guest post from Rev. Beth Ellen Cooper of Northwoods Unitarian Universalist Church in The Woodlands north of Houston. Rev. Cooper participated in TFN’s clergy gathering in March in support of women’s access to birth control and state funding for family planning. She blogs regularly for the Houston Chronicle at Keep the Faith. Rev. Cooper also […]

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More About the Claims That Pro-Choice Advocates Brought Feces and Urine to the Texas Capitol…

Remember our post about disputed claims that pro-choice advocates brought jars of feces and urine to the Texas Capitol earlier this month to protest legislation that could effectively ban abortion throughout much of the state? Religious-right groups and their legislative allies have used those claims to smear the citizens who went to the Capitol to […]

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Will You Remember?

Today Texas Gov. Rick Perry signed sweeping anti-abortion legislation that severely restricts women’s ability to make their own medical decisions and decide whether and when to have children. Thousands of women and men from across the state have come to the Texas Capitol in recent weeks to protest the legislation’s passage. Many others took action […]

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So Did Pro-Choice Protesters REALLY Bring Feces and Urine to the Texas Capitol?

The blogosphere went wild last Friday when it was discovered that Texas Department of Public Safety troopers were confiscating tampons from women trying to watch the final Senate debate on extreme anti-abortion legislation at the Capitol in Austin. Then DPS officials said they had also stopped citizens from bringing more than a dozen containers with […]

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The War on Women in Texas: A Mix of Despicable and Inspiring Voices

The far right’s war on women at the Texas Capitol didn’t end in the state Senate last weekend. Friday night’s passage of extreme anti-abortion legislation has followed years of other efforts to limit women’s access to birth control and students’ access to sex education that would help reduce teen pregnancies and the number of abortions […]

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Mike Huckabee, Religious-Right Groups to Rally at the Texas Capitol on Monday

Fox News commentator and former Republican presidential candidate and Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee will join state and national religious-right groups at an anti-abortion rally set for this Monday evening (July 8) at the Texas Capitol in Austin. The far-right Texas Pastor Council earlier today told its supporters by email that the “prayer rally” with Huckabee […]

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How Low Can Right-wing Critics of Wendy Davis Go? Now They’re Calling Her a ‘Human Barbie Doll’

With Sen. Wendy Davis earning widespread praise and support for her courageous filibuster in the Texas Senate last week, some on the right apparently have decided to adopt an old tactic often used against influential women: make her physical appearance an issue. We first saw this vicious post on a new anonymous blog – realwendydavis.wordpress.com […]

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