Anti-Choice Groups Caught on Tape Admitting to Harassment, Stalking Tactics

This morning, NARAL Pro-Choice Texas released a video with Progress Texas that contains audio clips of anti-choice groups at an activist training in Austin (“Keeping Abortion Facilities Closed”) admitting to using stalking techniques at abortion clinics to intimidate staff and patients alike. One official from Catholic Pro-Life Committee of North Texas, Karen Garnett, detailed the way in …

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Whole Woman’s Health Takes Texas to Court over HB 2.

The trial in our second challenge to Texas’ unconstitutional abortion restrictions will begin at 9AM CT (10AM EST) on Monday, August 4, 2014 in United States District Court in Austin.  We expect the trial to conclude on Thursday, August 7, 2014. Whole Woman’s Health v Lakey is the second challenge to Texas’ House Bill 2 (HB2), …

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Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds House Bill 2

        After waiting for the 5th Circuit Court to hand down their ruling on the provisions of House Bill 2, we are unsurprised today to find out that they have found the bill and its restrictions to be constitutional.    Here is a response from Amy Hagstrom Miller, our Founder, President, and CEO, …

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On Buffer Zones and the First Amendment

Today the Supreme Court is hearing arguments in McCullen v Coakley, a case in which anti-choice protesters claim that a Massachusetts buffer zone law requiring picketers to stay at least 35 feet from a clinic entrance violates their right to free speech. Should the high court side with McCullen and others, places like Portland, Maine, Colorado, Pittsburgh and …

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