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Fall Celebration

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Get your tickets or make your sponsorship contribution for NARAL Pro-Choice Texas’ 2016 Fall Celebration, our biggest event of the year! 
Featuring a conversation between Wendy Davis and Stephanie Toti, lead counsel for Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt.
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
6-9 PM
Ironwood Hall 
505 E. 7th Street 
Austin, TX 78701 

Get your tickets today!

 

 

Texans for Access

We’ve launched a new storytelling project, Texans for Access, to let the world know that Texans support access to abortion and support each other’s decision to have an abortion. Watch Wendy Davis tell her story below and check out other stories of support and people’s experience with having an abortion.

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What to do after the Supreme Court decision on House Bill 2

By on June 15, 2016

Not sure what’s going on with this case? Find a breakdown of what to expect here.

As we wait for the Supreme Court to decide Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedtthe case challenging HB 2–we want  to make sure everyone is in the loop about happenings around the state on decision day and beyond.

We now know that the decision will be this Monday, 6/27. 

The Supreme Court convenes at 10 AM EST (so 9 AM CST and 8 AM MST for us Texans) and starts to release opinions. In other words, we’ll know in the morning on decision day and we’ll spread the word about what the opinion means as soon as we can. Whether we’re celebrating or mourning, we’ll be doing it together.

Here’s where to gather on decision day:

Austin – Scholz Garten, 5:30pm

Dallas – Dallas City Hall, 5:30pm

El Paso – El Paso County Courthouse, 12:00pm (noon)

Ft. Worth – Location to be announced (but you can still RSVP here), 5:30pm

Houston – Planned Parenthood Gulf coast, 5:30pm/R-Bar, 7:00pm

McAllen – Whole Woman’s Health McAllen, 6:00pm

San Antonio – Location to be announced, 4:30pm

Waco – Location to be announced (but you can still RSVP here), 5:30pm

The day after the decision comes out (Tuesday, June 28), we’ll have a telephone town hall that anyone can join featuring Wendy Davis, Ilyse Hogue, Amy Hagstrom Miller, Yamani Hernandez, Jessica Gonzalez-Rojas and Nancy Northrup.

Sign up here to get invited to the tele-town hall and get the latest on the decision and events happening in the hours, days, weeks after the decision comes out!

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Shockingly, the Legislature invited actual scientists and doctors to a hearing about fetal tissue

By on April 29, 2016

You’re not going to believe what happened at the Texas State Capitol this week. The House State Affairs Committee held a hearing on fetal tissue research and invited actual doctors and researchers from public universities to testify – people who

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Want to see TRAPPED? Here are all of the screening dates and locations in Texas.

By on March 22, 2016

Consistently rated as one of the best documentaries to come out this year, Trapped  sets aside abortion stigma and shows viewers how abortion providers truly are: brave, compassionate medical professionals who bring abortion care to communities that need it most, often in the face

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To most people, the RG​V is a symbol of the tragedy of this law. To me, it’s home.

By on February 22, 2016

This is a guest post from Melissa Aronja.   The day Whole Woman’s Health closed in McAllen, Texas was a sobering experience. It was March 2014, and no one at the time knew if the Rio Grande Valley would ever have

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I want to go to D.C. as SCOTUS decides the fate of Texas abortion clinics, but I need your help.

By on February 17, 2016

This is a guest post from Mary Drummer. I remember staying up ’til the early hours of the morning riveted to my computer screen and Twitter, catching the live Tweets and streams from activists who were in the Texas Capitol

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The Texas Legislature has scheduled another meeting about fetal tissue

By on February 11, 2016

On Wednesday, the House State Affairs Committee scheduled a public hearing for April 28, and the top of the agenda includes the discussion of fetal tissue and its research: “Study the policies used by research and medical entities to adhere to the

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“Will you help me take my fight for reproductive freedom to our nation’s capital?”

By on February 8, 2016

This is a guest post from Samantha Romero.  When I discovered I was pregnant, I was in a loving relationship and had recently graduated from college, but I knew I wasn’t ready to be a mother. I was not in

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Gold Foil “Big F, Little F” tattoos by Eythink

By on March 29, 2016

NARAL Pro-Choice Texas has teamed up with Eythink to bring you limited edition gold foil flash tattoos of her “Big F, Little F” design. Fill out the form below to get yours!

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“I’m not done fighting back against HB 2.”

By on February 1, 2016

This is a guest post from Chelsea Paquette.  2013 was a remarkable year for me. I started the year off feeling generally uninspired and burned out in my career. I was also unhappy socially and was exhausted by my chronic love-hate

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Anti-choicers don’t know what to do when something doesn’t go their way

By on January 28, 2016

Monday was a huge win for Planned Parenthood and for reproductive freedom. We finally saw justice when David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt – heads of the Center for Medical Progress and orchestrators of the undercover and heavily edited videos recorded