Planned Parenthood

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Sure, Most Abortion Clinics in Texas Have Closed. But There Are Still Plenty of Crisis Pregnancy Centers

    Half of the abortion clinics in Texas closed last year and all but eight or less were summarily forced to shutter after a panel of judges from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that House Bill 2, the state law restricting (or as some like to claim "regulating") abortion clinics, could go into ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 6, 2014

    State Attacks Whole Women's Health in Battle Over Anti-Abortion Bill

    Clinics continue to rail against the state's new abortion law in court, a law that has closed almost half the abortion clinics in Texas through more stringent facilities requirements and required hospital admitting privileges. Whole Woman's Health has closed clinics in Beaumont, McAllen and Austin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 7, 2014

    Federal Appeals Court Hears Texas Abortion Law

    The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals heard arguments Monday over the controversial Texas abortion law. The law, which was allowed to be enacted in October by the Fifth Circuit, requires doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges to conduct abortions. State Sen. Wendy Davis rocketed to p ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2013

    Supreme Court Rejects Challenge to Texas Abortion Law

    Judge Richard Posner, the leading judicial-scholar of our generation (think Oliver Wendell Holmes and Learned Hand), recently said in an interview: "Well, I don't like the Supreme Court. I don't think it's a real court. I think of it as basically . . . it's like a House of Lords. It's a quasi-polit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2013

    Texas Abortion Case Might Be the Next Big Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

    em>Planned Parenthood v. Abbott, a/k/a the "Texas Abortion Case," might be the fodder for the Supreme Court's latest pronouncement on abortion. Let's start with the "might": the Supreme Court only takes those cases that it wants to hear (granting a writ of certiorari, in the jargon), so there is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2013

    Appeals Court Reinstates Part of Texas Abortion Law

    Days after U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel issued an injunction blocking parts of the new Texas abortion law, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has reinstated the portion of the law requiring abortion doctors to have hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of the clinic. The le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Pro-Lifers Planning a Protest Outside Planned Parenthood Wednesday (They Like the State Abortion Law)

    Not everyone was thrilled with U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel's ruling on part of the Texas abortion law on Monday, and some of the displeased are showing it with a protest. Yeakel ruled on a section of the law requiring doctors administering abortions to obtain admitting rights to a hospital withi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 30, 2013

    Lawsuit Filed to Block Texas Abortion Law: If You Can't Beat 'em, Sue 'em

    If you thought we were done talking about abortion around the Lone Star State, you obviously haven't been paying attention. As Sen. Wendy Davis gears up for her big gubernatorial run, the abortion legislation that sparked her star-making filibuster in the state legislature has been slapped with a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2013

    The Rocks Off 200: You(genious), Party Crasher Turned Musical Auteur

    Welcome to The Rocks Off 200, our portrait gallery of the most compelling profiles and personalities in the far-flung Houston music community -- a lot more than just musicians, but of course they're in there too. See previous entries in the Rocks Off 100 at this link. Who? He calls himself The Misf ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2013

    Condom Conundrum: Pride Houston Under Fire for Contraception Distribution Policy at Pride Parade

    You might think something as simple as giving away condoms would not create a controversy. Then again, Congress convened a panel last year to discuss the birth control provision of President Obama's Affordable Care Act that included no women, but it did have members of the clergy. In this instance, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 9, 2013

    Planned Parenthood's Sandra Fluke Event Forced Out of Midtown Bar Proof

    Planned Parenthood's quarterly "Cocktails For A Cause" get-together last Tuesday had some extra star power -- Sandra Fluke, the Georgetown University law student famously called a slut by Rush Limbaugh for daring to speak her mind. What the event didn't have was a venue, after the bar that had agree ... More >>

  • News

    February 28, 2013

    The Ten Weirdest Members of Congress

    Texas claims three of the top spots.

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    The Texas Lege To Tackle Sex Education Again: Grab Some Popcorn And Get A Good Seat

    A Texas legislative session with a slew of freshman representatives brushed with the fervor of the Tea Party movement must surely be like red meat on a platter for groups like the Texas Freedom Network. The Texas Freedom Network has emerged as one of the most vocal opponents of the State Board of E ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 25, 2013

    Feministing's Jessica Valenti on Accessible Medical Care And Not Resting On Your Laurels

    Feministing founder Jessica Valenti will have a lot to talk about Monday when she speaks at the annual Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Roe v. Wade Luncheon. There's the fortieth anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court case, plus the news this week that the Pentagon has removed the ban on women servi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Roe v. Wade, 40 Years On: Rick Perry Still Carries The Battle Flag

    The 40th anniversary of Roe v Wade is not so much a time of celebration, Rep. Donna Howard told a small crowd on the south steps of the Capitol this morning, as it was a look at the progress towards healthy women and healthy communities. Some of that, liberal lawmakers predict, is likely to erode t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Wingtoberfest 2012 and Brews Cruises Down the Bayou

    More than 100 of our readers came out to last year's inaugural Wingtoberfest and enjoyed free wings plus beer samples from some of the city's best chicken wing purveyors. This year, Wingtoberfest is back with a bigger location and all-new competitors. Join us at Taps House of Beer next Tuesday, Oct ... More >>

  • Dining

    September 20, 2012

    Tepid Torchy's

    A beloved Austin food truck goes corporate, and while much of the charm is lost, the breakfast tacos still deliver.

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2012

    Rick Perry's War on Planned Parenthood Suffers Setback

    A federal judge has put a hold on Governor Perry's war on Planned Parenthood, in part because he doesn't believe Texas will keep Perry's promise to make up for lost federal funding. Texas, of course, has banned Planned Parenthood clinics from receiving Women's Health Program funds, beginning tomorr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Pro-Lifers To Walk From Houston To Dallas

    Thirty-nine pro-life women will walk, beginning tomorrow, from the Planned Parenthood building in Houston to the federal courthouse in Dallas, "where it all began." "All" meaning Roe v. Wade, which heralded America's descent into the Satan-worshipping, baby-killing, Muslim-led swamp that it is toda ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2012

    Rick Perry's War with Planned Parenthood Goes Too Far, Texans Say In Poll

    Rick Perry's plan to bar Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers from the state's Women's Health Program may be red meat to the religious right stirred up over the current contraception wars, but it's not too popular with Texans, a new poll shows. Public Policy Polling's new survey shows 55 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Susan G. Komen Backs Out of Its Planned Parenthood Fiasco (UPDATED)

    The ribbon's been a bit charred this week.​New Coke, you have a new rival for corporate ineptness. In a statement on its Web site, the Texas-based Susan G. Komen breast-cancer organization has reversed its fiasco of a decision to cut off funds to Planned Parenthood. We want to apologize to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    In Midst of Komen Ruckus, Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast Has Rare Leadership Change

    Melaney Linton: New head of Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast​Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast is not only one of the largest regional centers in the U.S., but it has been remarkably stable in its leadership. Peter J. Durkin has led the organization for 27 often-tumultuous years. And now, in the mi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2012

    Upcoming Events: Speed Bartending and Valentine-Making

    Pondicheri's second monthly charity breakfast is planned for tomorrow from 7:30 a.m. to noon. Half of the proceeds from all sales will go to benefit Planned Parenthood Gulf Coast, so dig in. The following Monday, January 16, Valentines for Soldiers will take over the Saint Arnold brewery from 6 to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 13, 2011

    Comment of the Day: The Much Maligned Strip Mall

    ​Here on Eating Our Words, the commenters absolutely make the blog, and our Comment of the Day honors the best of the bunch. Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way. In re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2011

    Lesbian Lube, And Three Other Sex-Based Pick Up Lines To Try At Your Labor Day Barbecue

    Sure to blow her skirt up​Today is Respite from Labor Day, which means it's best spent lying on your back for a full 24 hours. Like seesawing or tie dancing, lazing is best executed with a partner. Partnerless? Never fear. Chicks at the barbecue will be powerless against your arsenal of time ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2011

    Free Birth Control: 5 Places To Spend Those Savings Outside Of Your Womb

    Birth control pills, for the low, low price of nothing.​For hating on your babymaker so hard, the government sure is spending a lot of time down there. Just ask Planned Parenthood: there's a lot of womb-shaming here in Texas. But finally, finally, a governmental body may start meddling on beha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 8, 2011

    This Week in Deliciousness

    One tiny, lonely crab cake. I call him "Sebastian."​Welcome back to the weekly roundup here at Eating Our Words, where we're still nursing bottle rocket burns and kebab skewer wounds from the 4th of July celebration on Monday. Did anyone else get really, really drunk and wind up donating half of y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 25, 2011

    Five Texas Sluts Worth Admiring

    SlutWalk Houston is right around the corner, and we've decided to celebrate, (Hair) Balls out. In case you're not familiar with the march, SlutWalk was born of a Toronto police officer's comment that women should avoid "dressing like sluts" in order not to be raped. It's a chance to stop the cycle o ... More >>

  • News

    November 12, 2009

    Sub-Prime Beef

    Readers give props for calling Obama to task.

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2008

    A Man. A Plan. A Small Battery-Operated Device.

    How many times have you wished you had your own drumset, so you could bust out a rim shot every time your buddy says something outrageously funny, like "Get-r-done!"? Well, one Houston man is trying to turn that dream into reality. Glen Jackson, a 48-year-old refinery worker, recently patented the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2008

    Today: Swishahouse Hip Hop Health & Wellness Workshop

    It's World AIDS Day, and although you don't hear near as much about it these days, the disease is still very much with us. According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, in 2006 - the most recent year for which statistics are available - Harris County had the state's most new ... More >>

  • 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.

  • Blogs

    September 8, 2006

    Pick a Side

    What? Were you expecting something controversial? All the endless debating about the Iraq War wearing you down? How about gay marriage? Do you even care anymore? And when was the last time you heard someone say anything new about immigration? Sounds like you're suffering from Big Issue Fatigue ... More >>