SB 8 Has Been BLOCKED – For Now!

Standing on the right side of history, a federal judge has blocked the enforcement of Texas’ near-total abortion ban, Senate Bill 8 (SB 8), calling it what it is: an “offensive deprivation of such an important right.” There is a long road ahead, but this is a MAJOR win for abortion access in Texas. This is the justice we have been seeking …

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WWH Went to the White House

Thursday was a momentous day for Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA) and abortion rights in the United States. For the first time in 25 years, abortion providers were invited guests of the White House – and I was honored to be among them. Vice President Kamala Harris convened a roundtable of eight providers, advocates, and …

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The Moments Before SB 8 Went Into Effect

September 1, 2021 My name is Amy Hagstrom Miller and I am the President & CEO of Whole Woman’s Health and Woman’s Health Alliance. We are an independent abortion provider operating four clinics in the state of Texas located in Fort Worth, McKinney, Austin, and McAllen. We are the lead plaintiff in the case Whole …

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Fate of Texas Abortion Ban is with the Supreme Court

Today, the Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood, the Lawyering Project, the ACLU, the ACLU of Texas, and Morrison & Foerster LLP filed an emergency request with the U.S. Supreme Court asking it to block Texas’ radical six-week abortion ban (SB 8) before the law takes effect on September 1. Today’s filing comes after the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals denied the …

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Court Allows Texas to Ban Standard Abortion Procedure, Defying Long-Established Precedent

Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals became the first federal court in the U.S. to uphold a ban on the standard method of abortion after approximately 15 weeks of pregnancy, known as D&E (dilation and evacuation). Just last year, a 5th Circuit panel of judges struck down this ban as unconstitutional. The full 5th Circuit then took the unusual step of deciding on its own …

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Amy Hagstrom Miller’s Remarks on the SB8 Lawsuit

I’m Amy Hagstrom Miller, President and CEO of Whole Woman’s Health and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance.  I will be direct with you: I am furious. It’s a righteous kind of fury I am feeling. I’m infuriated that — yet again — we have to go back to the courts to plead with them to protect …

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Whole Woman’s Health & Whole Woman’s Health Alliance Sue to Block Extreme Texas Law Banning Abortion at Six Weeks and Deputizing Private Citizens as Enforcers

Law Enables Anyone – From Local Anti-Abortion Protestors to Out-of-State Lobbying Groups – To Sue Anyone Who Helps Patients Access Abortion, Including Abortion Providers & Clinic Staff  Media Contacts: press@wholewomanshealth.com   AUSTIN, TEXAS – Whole Woman’s Health (WWH – lead plaintiff) and Whole Woman’s Health Alliance (WWHA – co-plaintiff) have joined a broad coalition of Texas abortion providers, doctors, clergy, abortion funds, …

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An Ally to my Ally

If I’m being honest, as a white middle class gay man growing up in rural West Virginia, I never felt like the topic of abortion applied to me. Why should it? I was not going to need one, nor was my partner.  I never learned about it in my high school curriculum, and it was …

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