Texas continues to remove LGBTQ suicide prevention resources from state websites

The Texas Department of Health and Human Services appears to have removed resources for LGBTQ youth from its suicide prevention webpage.On Feb. 1, the webpage included a subhead for the Trevor Project, describing it as “the leading national organization providing crisis intervention and suicide prevention services to lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer and questioning young…

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FBI calls Texas synagogue hostage crisis a ‘hate crime’

Law enforcement personnel investigate the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel Synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, on January 15. File Photo by Ralph Lauer/EPA-EFE Jan. 22 (UPI) — The FBI has declared last week’s hostage crisis at a Texas synagogue a “hate crime” and “an act of terrorism” despite initially believing the attacker didn’t specifically target…

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Democrat Beto O’Rourke Slams Biden On Immigration After Launching Texas Governor Run

Topline Beto O’Rourke, a former Democratic senatorial and presidential candidate who launched a bid for governor of Texas on Monday, publicly broke with President Joe Biden just hours after starting his campaign, telling a local TV station Biden isn’t doing enough to secure the southern border. Former U.S. Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D) speaks at a…

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Biden administration urges Supreme Court to suspend Texas abortion law

WASHINGTON — The Biden administration on Monday asked the Supreme Court to intervene and suspend a Texas law that has banned most abortions there.The Justice Department filed an emergency appeal that asks the justices to put the Texas law on hold and to eventually declare it unconstitutional. The move, while expected, sets the stage for another battle…

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Texas man charged with threatening prominent doctor over her Covid vaccine advocacy

A Texas man was charged in federal court with threatening a prominent health policy professional over her Covid-19 vaccination advocacy, ethnic background and gender, authorities said Tuesday.The Justice Department said the man, Scott Eli Harris, 51, of Aubrey, was arrested following Tuesday’s unsealing of a grand jury indictment that contained a single allegation.It says he…

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A Doctor Who Defied Texas’ Abortion Law Is Sued, Launching A Legality Test Of The Ban

Demonstrators in Austin protest on Sept. 1 against the Texas law that blocks abortions about six weeks into gestation. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP hide caption toggle caption Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman via AP Demonstrators in Austin protest on Sept. 1 against the Texas law that blocks abortions about six weeks into gestation. Jay Janner/Austin American-Statesman…

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HHS Announces Actions in Response to Texas Law Banning Abortions After 6 Weeks

WASHINGTON — The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced several actions Friday aimed at protecting reproductive rights in Texas following passage of a bill that outlaws all abortions in the state after 6 weeks’ gestation. “Every American deserves access to health care no matter where they live – including access to safe and…

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