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Bill That Would Remove Inaccurate Information From Women’s Right to Know Act Moves Forward

Bill That Would Remove Inaccurate Information From Women’s Right to Know Act Moves Forward

Texas House State Affairs Committee will hear testimony on a bill that would remove misinformation from the Women’s Right to Know Act.

Apr 22, 2015     Comments Off
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“Marlise’s Law” Receives Hearing in House State Affairs

“Marlise’s Law” Receives Hearing in House State Affairs

Today, the Texas House State Affairs Committee held a hearing on HB 3183, or “Marlise’s Law,” a bill introduced by Rep. Elliott Naishtat (D-Austin) and co-sponsored by Rep. Sarah Davis (R-Houston)

Apr 15, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Rep. King’s HB 352

ACLU Comment on Rep. King’s HB 352

Today, the Texas House Human Services Committee held a hearing for HB 352, introduced by Rep. Ken King (R-Canadian).

Apr 13, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Hunger Strike of Mothers in Immigration Detention

ACLU Comment on Hunger Strike of Mothers in Immigration Detention

The mothers on hunger strike are protesting their prolonged detention.

Apr 6, 2015     Comments Off
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Texas In Its Own League With Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills This Year

Texas In Its Own League With Anti-LGBT Discrimination Bills This Year

At Least 20 Proposed Bills Would Encourage or Even Mandate Discrimination against LGBT Texans and Their Families

Mar 31, 2015     Comments Off
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HB 3183 Introduced by Family of Marlise Munoz, State Reps., ACLU

HB 3183 Introduced by Family of Marlise Munoz, State Reps., ACLU

“Marlise’s Law,” HB 3183, would remove the pregnancy exclusions from Chapter 166 of the Health and Safety Code which outlines the rights and procedures for end-of-life decision-making.

Mar 12, 2015     Comments Off
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Texans Demand Access to Reproductive Health Care

Texans Demand Access to Reproductive Health Care

Attacks on Reproductive Health Care Must Be Stopped, Advocates, Faith Leaders and Lawmakers Tell Crowd

Feb 26, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Developments at Willacy County Correctional Center

ACLU Comment on Developments at Willacy County Correctional Center

Officials have announced that more than 2,000 men will be transferred to eight of the 12 other federal Bureau of Prisons privately operated facilities known as Criminal Alien Requirement (CAR) prisons.

Feb 22, 2015     Comments Off
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CBP Unveils Body-Worn Camera Testing Locations

CBP Unveils Body-Worn Camera Testing Locations

The pilot testing of body-worn cameras marks the latest effort by CBP to respond to the concerns of border residents about the alarming trend of excessive use of force incidents by its officers and agents.

Feb 20, 2015     Comments Off
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ACLU Comment on Texas Supreme Court Issuing Stay Halting Same-Sex Marriages

ACLU Comment on Texas Supreme Court Issuing Stay Halting Same-Sex Marriages

The Texas Attorney General petitioned the Texas Supreme Court to halt same-sex marriages and voided the marriage license issued by the Travis County Clerk.

Feb 19, 2015     Comments Off
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