Avow joins abortion advocates and refuses to participate in sham hearings held under the pretense of democracy

Austin, TX – Governor Abbott is clearly using his special session agenda to prove to his base that he is more extreme than his primary challengers. After failing to address the energy grid, the high uninsured rate of Texans, or the maternal mortality crisis in Texas he announced a special session to address emergency items. …

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For Special Session, Abbott prioritizes yet another abortion restriction, weeks after signing the most extreme ban in the nation

Austin, TX — Today, Abbott announced his priorities for the special session — the vast majority are fringe issues (like abortion restrictions) that attack the fundamental rights of everyday Texans. Abortion is a safe and common procedure, and the majority of Texans–54%– do not want to see new restrictions. We’re just weeks away from SB8–the …

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Last night the Texas Legislature passed a trigger bill that would ban abortion if the Supreme Court overturns Roe v. Wade

Austin, TX – Last night the Texas Legislature passed HB 1280, a trigger bill that will ban all abortion in Texas if the Supreme Court dismantles the constitutional rights protected by Roe v. Wade. When signed by Governor Abbott, this bill would make abortion care a first-degree felony subjecting doctors to criminal, civil, and disciplinary …

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Gov. Abbott Just Signed SB 8, Pushing Abortion Out of Reach for Texans

Texas bans abortion as early as 6 weeks and opens up our courts to frivolous lawsuits, despite widespread opposition Austin, TX – Governor Abbott just signed into law SB 8, one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the country. This bill bans abortion as early as six weeks gestation before most people know they …

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The Texas Legislature Just Passed SB 8, Which Essentially Bans Abortion

Texas bans abortion as early as 6 weeks and opens up our courts to frivolous lawsuits, despite widespread opposition Austin, TX – The Texas Legislature just passed SB 8, one of the most extreme anti-abortion bills in the country. If signed by Governor Abbott, this bill will ban abortion as early as six weeks gestation. …

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More than 200 Texas Physicians From Over 30 Specialties Urge Legislators To Vote Against Senate Bill 8 in Open Letter

HB 1515/ SB 8 Would Allow Anyone to Sue Texas Physicians for Providing Abortion Care or Referring People for Abortion Care SB 8 Scheduled for House Floor Debate Wednesday  AUSTIN –  Over 200 physicians including obstetrician gynecologists, family physicians, pediatricians, internists, emergency room physicians, psychiatrists, dermatologists, and radiologists have signed an open letter to House …

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More than 370 Texas Lawyers Raise Legal Concerns, Express Strong Opposition to HB 1515 and SB 8 in Open Letter

County Attorneys, State Elected Officials, City and County Officials, Former Judges and Law Professors Sign Letter HB 1515/SB 8 Would Allow Anyone to Sue Texans for Providing Abortions or Helping Someone Access Abortion AUSTIN – Over 370 attorneys including county attorneys, current and former elected officials, former judges, law professors, and other members of the …

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Abortion is Healthcare — Stop HB 1515

The Texas legislature is advancing one of the most extreme abortion bans in the country. HB 1515 would ban abortion before most people know they’re pregnant, and allow “any person” to enforce Texas abortion restrictions by abusing our civil court system and allowing frivolous lawsuits.  HB 1515 is written so broadly that it would even …

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7 Anti-Abortion Restrictions Advance in the Texas House

Last week, the House heard seven anti-abortion restrictions that have already passed in the Senate. Coupled with the existing restrictions in Texas, accessing abortion care under the proposed policies would be impossible. Here’s what anti-abortion lawmakers are just steps away from passing: #1) 6-week abortion ban: HB 1515 / SB 8 is an extreme and …

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Texas House of Representatives Prioritizes Anti-Abortion Bills Over Pandemic Recovery

Including HB 1515, which would ban abortions before most Texans even know they are pregnant and opens a backdoor for frivolous civil suits. Austin, TX – Today, rather than addressing the global COVID-19 pandemic, the House Public Health Committee will hold a hearing for six new abortion restrictions. HB 1515, the House version of SB …

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Texans could soon see access to abortion completely cut off

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