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Patients Sat In Abortion Clinic Waiting Rooms As Roe Fell. They All Had To Be Turned Away.

Patients were in the lobby, waiting, the moment it became a post-Roe America. The staff at Alamo Women’s Reproductive Services Clinic in San Antonio had just received a call from their attorney: Abortion procedures in Texas would have to stop immediately. The dozen or so patients in the lobby Friday morning would have to be turned away. The clinic staff would have to be the ones to tell them.

From Marriage Equality To Interracial Marriage, Supreme Court Conservatives Appear Divided On Handling Civil Rights After Roe Decision

The Supreme Court’s conservative majority has overturned Roe v. Wade, the landmark 1973 decision that guaranteed the right to an abortion, in a 6-3 decision. The court also overturned Planned Parenthood v. Casey, a 1992 case that in some ways weakened Roe but maintained its foundational abortion rights protection.

Beto O’Rourke Vows To Repeal Texas Abortion Ban If Elected Governor

In the days after the Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, Democrats at rallies and protests in Texas said the November election is key for protecting reproductive rights. In an interview after a Sunday rally in Austin, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Beto O’Rourke told The Texas Tribune he would work to repeal Texas’ abortion ban and expand access to reproductive health care if he is elected. Rochelle Garza, the Democratic nominee for attorney general, said she would partner with other lawyers to stop enforcement of the state’s abortion laws.

“Gangsta The Goose” Chases Neighbors

A sassy and loud goose is loose in Utah and chasing neighbors who dare come near a family of baby ducks. Locals have grown fond of him, and is now known as “Gangsta the Goose”. The town of Daybreak noticed that Gangsta has owned its streets for around...

Banksy About To Sneak In Texas

The artwork of the most intriguing living artist will be sneaked in Houston, Dallas, and Austin by the end of the summer, according to the website Banksy Land. Traveling from city to city, Bansksyland is an unauthorized, immersive experience that will make a quick stop in Texas. It’s organized by the arts collective One Thousand Ways. Although the artist is not linked to the event, 80 of his pieces will be featured in the art exhibit.

What is Ted Cruz’s New Gun Legislation?

In the aftermath of the deadliest school shooting in Texas history, U.S Senators Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Barrasso (R-Wyo), introduced legislation that will dedicate over $38 billion to make schools and their communities safer. According to an official press release from Ted Cruz’s office, the Safe Kids, Safe Schools,...

Texas Seceding Would Be A Violent Nightmare

At the Texas Republican Party convention, a resolution was passed to promote a referendum on possible secession. Right-wing pushes for secession are nothing new in the state, but despite how often it comes up in conversation, there are some incredibly dangerous misconceptions about what that would look like. Texas conservatives frame it as getting out from under the tyranny of the federal government, while Yankees often liken it to ditching an abusive boyfriend or embarrassing relative. Neither of these viewpoints cover the violent nightmare an actual secession would create.

Roe v. Wade Has Been Overturned. In These States, Abortion Access Will No Longer Be Accessible.

The Supreme Court has overturnedRoe v. Wade, the landmark case that had guaranteed the right to an abortion since 1973. States now have the right to ban or otherwise heavily restrict abortion if it is not protected by their state constitutions. In some states, the impact will be felt immediately. In others, legal questions about the future of abortion access could drag out for years.

Corporate Economic Incentives with School Districts Expires This Year, What Will Replace It?

In 2001 the Texas Legislature passed the Texas Economic Development Act which included Chapter 313 of the Texas Tax Code. According to the Texas Comptroller’s Office, the law is an appraised value limitation. “An appraised value limitation is an agreement in which a taxpayer agrees to build or install property and create jobs in exchange for a 10-year limitation on the taxable property value for school district maintenance and operations tax (M&O) purposes.”