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    June 13, 2011

    The Abortion Debate: Five Pro-Life Songs

    internets_dairy via Wikipedia​In this time of great economic stress, high gas prices, mounting debt, and other sober financial concerns gripping the nation, it is only natural that many legislative debates across the nation are focused on abortion. And when we say it's only natural, we mean that ... More >>

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    May 24, 2011

    Sonogram Bill Signed: Three White Guys Sitting Around Talking

    Sid Miller knows best.​Texas, you may now consider yourself even more safe when it comes to women abortin' babies just `cause they feel like it. Governor Rick Perry, in a big ceremonial show, signed into law the bill that mandates women seeking abortions must undergo sonograms. His official ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Voters to Representatives: Get Out Of My Uterus And Do Your Job

    CFS? Yes. Reproductive rights? No.​On the day after the Texas Senate passed a bill requiring women to undergo mandatory transvaginal sonograms before getting an abortion, and on the same day the Lege passed a resolution celebrating Chicken Fried Steak Day (not kidding), the resounding call fro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Planned Parenthood: Punched in the Uterus by Misguided Texas Senate

    More bad news for women who rely on Planned Parenthood.​A Texas Senate subcommittee wrangled the vulvas of Texas women into a chokehold yesterday with its latest assault on Planned Parenthood. Republican Senator Robert Deuell, who is a physician, introduced a bill to a three-member subcommitte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2011

    Pro Life Group Uncovers Health Problems at Clinics

    ​Texas abortion clinics are plagued with health and administrative violations and have tons of gross medical waste, including fetal remains, in open trash bins outside their doors, according to the results of a three-month undercover study by Christian pro-life group Operation Rescue. The gro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2011

    Rick Perry's "Emergencies": An Agenda Set by Tea Party Talk Radio

    Rick Perry: A Randolph Mantooth for our time​Another day, another Rick Perry "emergency": This time it's forcing women seeking abortions to have sonograms. You are forgiven if you are a Texas resident -- wondering how the hell the state is going to fund education, critical social services, hi ... More >>

  • News

    October 28, 2010

    Center of Debate

    Planned Parenthood protest draws comments from readers.

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    October 15, 2010

    Abortion Wars: "40 Days For Life" Vs. Planned Parenthood Is Quiet So Far

    Photos by Paula BeltránMostly quiet at the "abortion supercenter"​Depending on who you ask, 40 Days of Harassment or 40 Days For Life have been in full swing since September 22, with anti-choice groups gathering outside Planned Parenthood clinics to protest their abortion services all over the na ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 1, 2010

    Reliance Foundation: Controversial Billboards Come To Texas

    The Reliance Foundation billboard​Perhaps because it would take up too much room to say "Honk if You Love Insane Conspiracy Theories," the new super-creepy billboards in Bryan simply show an African-American child under the terrifying slogan "Black & Unwanted." Welcome to life as viewed throu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 5, 2010

    Lilith Fair's Top 5 Headline-Grabbing Moments

    ​Friday, while Rocks Off was enjoying a blissful if soggy day off, Lilith Fair canceled the final ten dates of this year's summer resurrection, including all three scheduled Texas stops. The news was hardly shocking: One headliner, Norah Jones, had already bailed, and The New York Times report ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Preacher Joseph Herrin: Gulf Oil Spill The Fault Of All Us Abortion-Loving Houstonians

    I'm looking at YOU, Houston​BREAKING -- A new, undeniably correct theory on why there's a huge oil spill has just been announced. There's a spill, it seems, because God hates how we Houstonians just love abortion. Oh, and Joel Osteen's to blame, too.The theory is proposed by a preacher (and, we as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 9, 2010

    Lilith Fair Returns To Houston; The Last Time Around Didn't Go Too Smoothly

    ​Hair Balls is clutching our pearls in anticipation of the official announcement from Lilith Fair headquarters on a date, venue and lineup for the festival's Houston show. (They've already announced they're coming here, just not when.) From 1997 to 1999 the festival's first incarnation made waves ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2010

    The Hot Seat: Pro-Choice, Pro-Flirting, Carolyn Rodriguez Is As Real As It Gets

    ​This past Monday was International Women's Day, and this week commemorates women and the issues that impact their lives. So it was probably important to get a woman in The Hot Seat. The first lady of Latino hip-hop, Carolyn Rodriguez, seemed like the perfect fit. Last time we saw Carolyn was at a ... More >>

  • News

    February 4, 2010
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    January 19, 2010

    Boycott Houston, Because We Are So Depraved

    Photo by Daniel Kramer​If you think the folks in Haiti are having a rough time, just wait until Houstonians feel the economic effects of Pastor David Grisham's boycott against our city of sin. Launched just a few days ago, is Grisham's way of giving righteous Texans a chance ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2010

    They Came, They Saw, They Protested....A Not-Yet-Opened Planned Parenthood Office

    Photos by Paul Knight​The enormous crowd in the parking lot of the Catholic Charismatic Center, just south of downtown, began to thin out at about noon as people headed for the streets, or school buses, to make their way across I-45 to protest the opening of a Planned Parenthood clinic (it hasn't ... More >>

  • News

    January 14, 2010

    A&M Assault Case and Abortion Super Center?

    Highlights from the Blog at HOUSTONPRESS.COM

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2010

    It's An "Abortion Super Center," And They're Gonna Protest It

    ​Planned Parenthood of Houston is moving into that office building on I-45near UH that looks like a cash register, and it looks like the protests will follow them.The Drudge Report is linking to a right-wing news service's story decrying the new building as an "abortion supercenter." Big protests ... More >>

  • News

    November 19, 2009

    The Tug of War

    Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.

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    November 12, 2009

    Sub-Prime Beef

    Readers give props for calling Obama to task.

  • Blogs

    November 2, 2009

    Planned Parenthood Director Becomes an Anti-Abortionist Protester

    ​This just in from Bryan, TX: Abby Johnson, the very recently former director of Planned Parenthood in that city, is now a protester outside the facility. In an interview filmed by KBTX - TV, Channel 3, Johnson said she'd had a change of heart after viewing an ultrasound and can no longer sup ... More >>

  • Film

    February 14, 2008

    Under the Knife: 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days

    One very bad day in Ceausescu's Romania

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2007

    Tunnel Mole Goes to the Polls

    Tunnel Mole scurried out from the Beloved Downtown Houston Tunnel System last week to vote – as that’s one of the few services missing down below – and regrettably confirmed her fears about the polling place. Actually, a polling place. Ours was starting to get crowded and boisterous just befo ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 18, 2007

    Unborn in the U.S.A.: Inside the War

    Rice students tackle one side of America’s most controversial topic

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2007
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    July 26, 2007

    Urban Theater Festival

    Emerging playwrights take on hard-hitting topics

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2007

    Abort Mission

    The Supreme Court announced Wednesday it will uphold a law banning late-term abortions. It is clear that everyone has an opinion on the matter, especially women, because they have a right as well – to live. The law does not create an exception when the mother’s health is at risk.

  • News

    July 27, 2006

    Changes in Attitude

    When voters elected Martha Wong, they thought they were sending a moderate Republican to Austin. Critics say once there, she took a right turn. Now her district is rethinking its representation.

  • News

    May 4, 2006
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    February 23, 2006

    Back to the Future

    Andrea Bowers presents life before Roe v. Wade

  • Calendar

    January 5, 2006
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    May 19, 2005

    Westward Whoa!

    Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California

  • News

    April 28, 2005

    Stomped Out

    A teenage mom-to-be decides she doesn't want her babies after all

  • News

    January 27, 2005

    Love It, Fear It

    A Brit flourishes by studying Houston

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    November 13, 2003
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    October 16, 2003
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    October 2, 2003

    Go, Baby, Go

    Behind the barricades with the Pro-Life Cougars and their dead-fetus pictures

  • News

    October 31, 2002

    Dead Heat

    Veteran Danburg tries to hang on against Wong in the new 134th District

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Deliverance from China

    Unmarried and pregnant, she knew her options in a land obsessed with population control: Abort or become an outcast. Lijun looked for another way out.

  • News

    March 23, 2000

    Poison Pen

    Bryan antiabortionists use the mail - and the law - to escalate their attacks on clinic workers

  • News

    February 10, 2000

    News Hostage

    End of the Road

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    March 18, 1999
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    April 3, 1997
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    December 5, 1996

    Crashing the Grand Old Party

    Dolly McKenna is the GOP candidate for the 25th District. But will Republicans vote for her?

  • News

    November 21, 1996
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    October 31, 1996

    Opposing Counsel

    County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.

  • News

    October 3, 1996

    The Kingdom and the Power

    Money may be the root of all evil, but it's fueled Steven Hotze's rise from a fringe player on the religious right to kingmaker in the local Republican Party. Now he's trying to stretch his influence further afield.

  • News

    June 27, 1996
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    March 7, 1996

    Security Risk

    Was there something else behind the sheriff's forbidding off-duty work at abortion clinics?

  • News

    September 14, 1995

    Maxwell's Demons

    If you get crosswise with Larry Maxwell, beprepared to go to court

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