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June 27, 2013 11:07 AM Petite Woman In Pink Sneakers Does Her Own Law Stuff

Last night Texas Senator Wendy Davis completed one of the more admirable efforts in recent lawmaking history, carrying out a 13-hour filibuster meant to prevent passage of an onerously restrictive abortion bill. The over one hundred thousand people who tuned...

By Luke O'Neil

June 27, 2013 8:56 AM Crowd-Filibustering in the Texas Senate

Earlier in the week, the Texas Senate was paralyzed on the last day of a special session by a 12 1/2 hour filibuster against a bill banning late-term abortions and setting strict standards for abortion facilities. (See the Texas Tribune’s...

By Gregory Koger

June 25, 2013 11:16 PM Abortion, Heroes and Scoundrels

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis is a hero.Texas Sen. Tommy Williams, by contrast, isn’t even a gentleman.Davis is in now in the final three hours of a thirteen-hour ordeal to block a law that would make legal abortions virtually unobtainable in...

By Mark Kleiman

October 26, 2012 3:12 PM If States Embrace Romney’s So-called "Moderate" Stance, They Would Ban 90 percent of Abortions

In 2004, Lawrence Finer, Lori Frohwirth, Lindsay Dauphinee, Susheela Singh, and Ann M. Moore surveyed women patients at eleven large abortion providers. Their numbers, though imperfect, are pretty compelling when one considers the actual impact of proposed policy changes in...

By Harold Pollack

October 19, 2012 11:37 AM When Facts Don’t Meet Your Worldview, Just Stop Talking

Mouth, meet foot: Republican Rep. Joe Walsh (Ill.) said Thursday that abortions are “absolutely” never necessary to save the lives of pregnant women. “With modern technology and science, you can’t find one instance,” Walsh said. “There is no such exception...

By Aaron Carroll