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Texas Governor Rick Perry Plans Special Session For July 1 To Vote On SB5 Despite Last Night’s Defeat

Oh hell no. Texas Governor Rick Perry has said the state legislature will hold a special session on July 1, saying that “too much important work remains undone,” referring of…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 26, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Watch: Texas Senator Leticia Van de Putte Challenges Senate President, Sets Off Powerful Crowd Protest

Last night’s incredible defeat of Texas Senate Bill 5, which would grossly limit safe access to abortion and reproductive health care, has largely, and rightfully, been attributed to Fort Worth…

Julie Gerstein | June 26, 2013 - 10:00 am

Thanks To Senator Wendy Davis And Texas’s Feminist Army, #SB5 Is Dead

Early this morning, after a 13-hour filibuster yesterday led by Texas state Senator Wendy Davis, Texas  Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst finally officially ruled that Senate Bill 5 — the devastating anti-abortion bill that…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | June 26, 2013 - 9:00 am

Images From Texas State Senator Wendy Davis’s Landmark Filibuster For Reproductive Rights

As of this writing, State Senator Wendy Davis is in her tenth hour of a 13-hour filibuster (you can watch here) against Senate Bill 5, a bill which would drastically…

Julie Gerstein | June 25, 2013 - 10:23 pm

Watch Our Hero, Senator Wendy Davis, Filibuster To Stop Texas’ Anti-Abortion Bill SB5

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis is currently in the process of filibustering SB5, the devastating anti-abortion bill that would decimate women’s access to reproductive healthcare. To stop the bill, Davis…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 25, 2013 - 6:30 pm

5 Things You Need To Know About Texas’ Anti-Abortion Bills––And The “Feminist Army” Fighting Them

If you don’t live in Texas, there’s a good chance you’ve never heard of House Bill 60 (HB60) and Senate Bill 5 (SB5), a pair of rabid anti-abortion measures that…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | June 24, 2013 - 1:40 pm

The Soapbox: Why Men Need Abortion As Much As Women Do

Liberal guys like me are often kind of squeamish when it comes to talking about abortion. I mean, we support it. We describe ourselves as pro-choice. We share the ridiculous…

Dan Solomon | June 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

Texas Congressman Says We Should Ban Abortion Because Fetuses Masturbate

Frisky staffers are not the only ones finding pleasure with their hands between their legs. According to former OB/GYN and now Texas Congressman Micheal Burgess (a Republican, natch), male fetuses…

Daley Quinn | June 18, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Texas Man Acquitted Of Murdering An Escort Who Refused Sex

On Christmas Eve 2009, an escort named Lenora Ivie Frago refused to have sex with a client who hired her via Craigslist, so he pulled out a gun and shot…

Jessica Wakeman | June 6, 2013 - 3:00 pm

Lesbian Parents In Texas May Be Forced To Move Apart Because They Can’t Legally Marry

Page Price and Carolyn Compton are a pair of moms living in Texas. They have been together for three years and are raising two children that Compton had with her…

Jessica Wakeman | May 21, 2013 - 6:00 pm

Texas Quietly Works To Restore Funding For Women’s Health

If you’re like me, you might be doing a double take. Take your time. Pause. Read the headline again. Your brain has not jumbled the words. It does say restore, not…

Sarah Gray | May 8, 2013 - 3:40 pm

“If Babies Had Guns, They Wouldn’t Be Aborted,” Says Republican Politician

Yeah, that’s an actual thing an elected official said. Like, for real. Republican Rep. Steve Stockman of Texas tweeted the remark today, which is cringeworthy on multiple levels — not…

Jessica Wakeman | April 12, 2013 - 5:20 pm

Texas Legislators Introduce Anti-Abortion “Fetal Pain” Bill

Texas State Representatives Jodie Laubenberg (D R) and Jeff Leach (R) have introduced a so-called “fetal pain” bill called The Preborn Pain Act, which would ban abortions after 20 weeks,…

Sarah Gray | March 5, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Texas Teen Sues Parents For Right To Not Have An Abortion

Mostly when we discuss the “right to choose,” we focus on the right to safe and legal access to abortion.  We mostly focus abortion as the “choice” because a woman’s right…

Jessica Wakeman | February 21, 2013 - 4:20 pm

Texas YMCA Denies Family Membership To Lesbian Parents

A YMCA in Tyler, Texas, is allegedly refusing to give a family membership to two lesbian parents, even though they did issue them such a membership a decade ago.

Jessica Wakeman | January 24, 2013 - 5:40 pm

Meet The Texas Town Which Allows Teachers To Carry Concealed Guns

In the week following the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, where 27 people were murdered, everyone everywhere has been yakking about their opinion on guns. Some…

Jessica Wakeman | December 20, 2012 - 3:40 pm

What We Missed: The Frisky Staff Discuss Paris, Bacteria And Not Messing With Texas

This week on “What We Missed:” Ami heads to Paris, Jessica gets mega grossed out by bellybutton bacteria and Amelia calls out all those Texans who are trying to secede…

Julie Gerstein | November 16, 2012 - 4:30 pm

Mommie Dearest: A Tale Of Two Gay Penguins

One of the more challenging aspects to being a parent is keeping a handle on all the various things to which your child is exposed. For instance, the many studies…

Avital Norman Nathman | November 14, 2012 - 1:00 pm

15-Year-Old Texas Girl Spanked By Vice Principal For Cheating

A mother in Texas is livid: not that her 15-year-old daughter was paddled at school for cheating on a test — both mom and daughter actually approved the punishment —…

Jessica Wakeman | September 24, 2012 - 4:20 pm

Texas Principal Cancels Cosmetology Class To Keep Male Student Out

The principal of a school district in Texas briefly cancelled an adult education cosmetology course after a male student, whom the principal perceived to be gay, signed up for…

Jessica Wakeman | September 17, 2012 - 5:40 pm