Gov. Greg Abbott used pandemic as cover to ban abortions in Texas, former Planned Parenthood head says
Greg Abbott used the pandemic as a guise to limit access to abortion. Greg Abbott of using the coronavirus pandemic as a guise to end abortion access in Texas. During the month-long period when Texas was shut down, top state officials and the courts effectively banned nearly all abortions. Circuit Court of Appeals largely sided with state officials throughout the legal back and forth. In the initial weeks of the pandemic, a number of states including Texas tried to ban abortions as part of emergency orders.
Hillary Clinton returns to DNC championing women in politics
A record number of women, including Harris, sought this years Democratic presidential nomination. Bill Clinton, was the nominee, but Clinton didn't speak at that year's convention. Clinton has noted that while women won the right to vote in 1920, that right wasnt extended to Black women and other women of color until decades later, Finney said. To then have a Black woman on the ticket as vice president, it demonstrates how far we've come. Finney expects Clinton to speak Wednesday about the significance of the moment for women and the conversations happening around racial injustice.
Planned Parenthood hearing turns into heated exchange
Republican lawmakers presented Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards with a hard line of questioning during Tuesday's hearing. They slammed the organization over its budget and a controversial video featuring a Planned Parenthood official.cbsnews.com