#HB2 Decision Shutters Clinics Again #FightBackTX — HuffPostLive (06/10/15)

In brief: My latest HuffPoLive panel!

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This panel was hard. I spent the previous evening crying for my friends in Texas and for the millions and millions that this heartless decision from the Fifth Circuit injures. I’ve spent so much time in Texas, writing about the activists, organizing and fundraising with them, and amplifying their stories over the past two years that I took this very personally.

I’m beyond humbled to be in the company of the other panelists — women I’m honored to call friends and colleagues. Most of us hadn’t slept and were fighting outrage fatigue, but everyone got up and got back to work. That tireless ability to keep going, keep fighting, never give up is why I’m so in love with Texas.

CLICK to watch: Why Most Abortion Clinics Could Close In Texas

and follow the awesome people on panel with me: Andrea Grimes, Senior Political Reporter, RH Reality Check; Heather Busby, Executive Director of NARAL Pro-Choice Texas; and Amy Hagstrom Miller, President & CEO of Whole Woman’s Health.

Links to on-air references:

“Fifth Circuit Upholds More HB 2 Provisions, Dares the Supreme Court to Step In” by Jessica Pieklo at RH Reality Check

“Court Upholds Texas’ ‘Devastating’ Anti-Choice Omnibus Law” by Andrea Grimes at RH Reality Check

“GOPers Don’t Want to Jail Women for Abortions—Except When They Do”

Watch the tour of an ambulatory surgical center I assisted Andrea Grimes with last year so you can see the difference in atmosphere and care giving as well as how unnecessary — and even harmful — the requirements reinstated by this decision are:

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