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The Truth About Crisis Pregnancy Centersnew

While cutting family planning funds, Texas lawmakers divert millions to crisis pregnancy centers.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  11-13-2013  |  The War on Women

Welcome Back, Black Market Abortionsnew

The lengths Texas women will go to avoid anti-abortion regulation.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  08-15-2013  |  The War on Women

What's Next for the Texas Anti-Abortion Bill?new

Despite hours of testimony, days after days of relentless protesting by pro-choice advocates who came out by the thousands and overwhelming scientific consensus from major medical organizations, a draconian bill that would likely shut down all but five clinics in Texas passed through the state Legislature last week.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  07-18-2013  |  The War on Women

Greg Abbott: Rick Perry 2.0new

Last week, standing before a crowd at the HOLT Caterpillar plant in none other than San Antonio, Gov. Rick Perry announced he would step aside to “pass the mantle” of leadership, officially marking the end of his painfully long reign as governor.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  07-18-2013  |  Elections

Anti-Abortion Bill Debate Waging on Texas House Floornew

A Texas House floor debate among lawmakers is now underway at the Capitol to determine the fate of a controversial bill that would ultimately decimate access to abortion in the state. Mostly Democratic lawmakers are in the process of proposing a flurry of amendments – being shot down one by one by the GOP majority – and will likely continue throughout the day.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  07-10-2013  |  The War on Women

San Antonio's Glacial Progress on LBGTQ Rightsnew

One by one, activists, family members, and allies of LGBT San Antonians stood before their councilmembers, demanding the gay community be treated as more than second-class citizens. Recounting emotional, first-person stories of victimization and intolerance, testifiers urged council to pass a measure that codifies their societal equity by granting them the same protections as their counterparts.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  06-26-2013  |  LGBT

Texas Anti-Abortion Bill Dies After Filibusternew

The Texas Senate gallery erupted in deafening applause, chants, and clapping as the clock edged toward midnight – the deadline for state lawmakers to decide on the fate of a bill that would essentially decimate access to abortion in Texas.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  06-26-2013  |  The War on Women

Texas Senate Votes to Decimate Abortion Accessnew

People are "genuinely afraid" of how the Texas Legislature treats women, said state Sen. Kirk Watson in an impassioned speech just before the Republican-dominated Senate sailed through a measure that would shut down all but five abortion clinics in the state.
San Antonio Current  |  Mary Tuma  |  06-20-2013  |  The War on Women

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