October 1, 2013


"Planned Parenthood In Court To Protect Texas Women's Health," Cecile Richards, Huffington Post blogs: Planned Parenthood, the American Civil Liberties Union and the Center for Reproductive Rights have "filed a lawsuit in federal court to stop the Texas law that would drastically reduce access to safe and legal abortion for many women from taking effect," writes Richards, president of Planned Parenthood Federation of America and Planned Parenthood Action Fund. "The law is unconstitutional, it interferes with the ability of women to make their own personal medical decisions, and it threatens women's health and safety," Richards adds. She cites several medical associations that "all agree that provisions in this bill will put women's health and safety in danger -- leaving some to resort to desperate and dangerous measures." She continues, "For more than 75 years, Planned Parenthood has been there for women in Texas -- providing quality, affordable health care, and fighting on behalf of our patients," concluding, "This is no time to back down. And we're not planning on it" (Richards, Huffington Post blogs, 9/27).

What others are saying about Texas:

~ "Don't Mess With Texas Women: Fighting Back in Court Against Harmful Abortion Restrictions," Brigitte Amiri, ACLU's "Blog of Rights."

~ "Sources Say Wendy Davis is Definitely Running for Governor," Katie Baker, Jezebel.

~ "Anita Perry Admits She's Pro-Choice in an Awfully Well-Timed 'Accident,'" Amanda Marcotte, Slate's "XX Factor."