Steve Russell: A revolution in Texas in the 'war on women'

Steve Russell on the war on women and a debate on abortion in Texas:
If something called “political science” exists, it’s not necessary to relate general principles of political behavior to Indians specifically. That said, the following political eruption took place in Texas, and Texas has the fourth largest Indian population of any state.

Some say the Republican “war on women” is a political meme invented by Democrats. Others point out that in states where Republicans run the show, abortion rights are in jeopardy, access to birth control is in jeopardy, and equal pay for equal work is in jeopardy.

Texas already has a law that requires a woman seeking an abortion to have and pay for a medically un-necessary ultrasound. As a judge, I’m particularly offended by the parental notification requirement for a minor to get an abortion.

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Steve Russell: On A Filibuster Down in Texas, and White Men Behaving Badly (Indian Country Today 6/27)

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