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 >>
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 >>
The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the temporary injunction on Texas's so-called sonogram law, clearing the way for abortion providers to enforce the new mandate.
The law, championed by Senator Dan Patrick, requires a sonogram whenever a woman seeks an abortion. The law requires the wom ... More >>
Novel arguments from abortion-rights supporters, judge says.Opponents trying to block the state's new so-called sonogram bill may have a tougher road in Texas than they've had in other states.
This morning's hearing in Austin, before U.S. District Judge Sam Sparks, did not produce an immedia ... More >>
Group says new law "imposes stress and emotional strain on women as they prepare to undergo a medical procedure."The legal challenge to the new bill that forces women who are seeking an abortion to get a sonogram begins for real tomorrow, with a hearing on a temporary injunction barring enfo ... More >>
Pamela Des Barres is the world's most famous groupie. In 1987 she published her first book, I'm With The Band, a collection of journal entries and stories detailing her life growing up in Los Angeles at the height of the 1960s music revolution, her years as a groupie and her relationships with ev ... More >>
Okay, okay, so all of you are like, yes, Miss Pop Rocks, with your feminism and your women's rights thang, we didn't expect you to like Flirty Girl Fitness.And you know what? You're right! I hate Flirty Girl Fitness! I think it is completely sick and twisted. What that Hell are we coming to as ... More >>
The sordid romantic life of Galveston federal judge Sam Kent, the bombastic and bullying power of the island courthouse for years, just keeps getting sordid-er.He's been indicted again for sexual harassment, and for obstructing justice in the investigation of the first charges of sexual harassment. ... More >>
And now it's time for the "I love you like a fat kid loves cake" memorial Worst Lyrics of 2008, March Madness-style tournament, this year a terrifying mélange of appalling oral-sex requests, bargain-bin philosophies, grammatical atrocities, and cringe-inducing pillow talk. To elevate the drama, I p ... More >>