internets_dairy via WikipediaIn 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Rick Perry: A Randolph Mantooth for our timeAnother 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 >>
Planned Parenthood protest draws comments from readers.
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 >>
The Reliance Foundation billboardPerhaps 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 >>
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 >>
I'm looking at YOU, HoustonBREAKING -- 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Photo by Daniel KramerIf 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, www.boycotthouston.com is Grisham's way of giving righteous Texans a chance ... More >>
Photos by Paul KnightThe 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 >>
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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 >>
Rick Perry and Kay Bailey Hutchison are locked in a pitched battle over the soul of the GOP. They are also running for governor.
Readers give props for calling Obama to task.
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 >>
One very bad day in Ceausescu's Romania
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 >>
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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.
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.
Andrea Bowers presents life before Roe v. Wade
Stem cell restrictions could send Texas Medical Center researchers fleeing to California
A teenage mom-to-be decides she doesn't want her babies after all
A Brit flourishes by studying Houston
Behind the barricades with the Pro-Life Cougars and their dead-fetus pictures
Veteran Danburg tries to hang on against Wong in the new 134th District
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.
Bryan antiabortionists use the mail - and the law - to escalate their attacks on clinic workers
End of the Road
Dolly McKenna is the GOP candidate for the 25th District. But will Republicans vote for her?
County attorney candidate Mike Fleming brands his opponent a traffic-court jockey. Sylvia Garcia labels him a special-interest pawn. You be the judge.
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.
Was there something else behind the sheriff's forbidding off-duty work at abortion clinics?
If you get crosswise with Larry Maxwell, beprepared to go to court