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February 5, 2016 In The News

Before there was the Zika virus, there was German measles, which could lead to birth defects in babies, and it helped flip the abortion conversation in America in the 1960s. Meanwhile, the CDC's new advice for women and drinking sparks outrage, and a Missouri Republican pushes back against calls to end investigations into the sale of fetal tissue.

February 5, 2016 In The News

Women stopped using the most effective types of contraception and more babies were born on the government's tab after Texas cut off funding from Planned Parenthood clinics, a team of Texas researchers said Wednesday.

February 4, 2016 In The News

Texas Insider Report: WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Ted Cruz (R-TX), along with U.S. Representatives Vicky Hartzler (R-MO), Pete Olson (R-TX), and Lamar Smith (R-TX), led a broad Congressional coalition filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2, which establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities.

February 4, 2016 In The News
From the Butler City council meeting this week:
 

In Butler City Council news, there’s a possibility of someone taking over the Thorco building. No information can be given at this time, but a company has requested information. We’ll keep you posted.

February 4, 2016 In The News

Missouri Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler pushed back against calls from Democrats to end congressional investigations into abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood. Hartzler, a Republican, serves on a special House panel tasked with investigating …
February 3, 2016 In The News

Two pro-life Republican presidential candidates are asking the nation’s highest court to uphold a pro-life law in Texas that has been responsible for closing abortion clinics and saving an estimated 10,000 babies from abortion.

February 3, 2016 In The News

AUSTIN -- Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and nine other governors filed an amicus brief Wednesday urging the U.S. Supreme Court to uphold the state's contested anti-abortion law.

February 3, 2016 In The News
This Capitol Report will give you an account of what is transpiring in your State Capitol, from the perspective of a citizen legislator. I try to give you a feel for the process and the substance of what is being talked about with an "Inside Baseball" approach.
Congressman Jason Smith
February 3, 2016 In The News

After President Barack Obama vetoed a bill that would not only repeal crucial parts of the Affordable Care Act, but stop funding to the abortion giant, Planned Parenthood, the U.S. House of Representatives tried to override his decision.

February 3, 2016 In The News

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and John Cornyn (R-Texas), along with U.S. Reps. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.), Pete Olson (R-Texas), and Lamar Smith (R-Texas), led a broad congressional coalition filing an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in support of Texas HB 2, which establishes standards for abortion providers and facilities.

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