Private School Choice: Options for Texas Children

Texas senator moves to tighten abortion pill rules

Grand Opening of ‘Largest-Ever Church Building Project’ Will No Longer Star Tim Tebow

TX: Parent’s Claim In School “Candy Cane” Dispute Dismissed On Qualified Immunity Grounds

Baby and mom win, family on track together | One News Now

Judge rules that Texas teen can keep her baby in forced abortion case

Texas: Police look for fetus after woman’s abortion

14 Texas abortion clinics cited for health violations: only one fined

Texas Teen Sues Parents Over Abortion Fight

Americans United Tries to Pressure City Council Into Dropping Invocation | Doug Napier at Townhall

Texas Legislator Proposes Offsetting State Tax Refund For Contraceptive Coverage Refusal

TX: Sexual orientation activists postpone meeting with Waco board

TX: More school choice would save state billions

TX: Waco advocates urging ban on sexual orientation bias

Kelly Shackelford tells crowd about Liberty Institute’s defense of prayer

Middle TN lawmakers take on Planned Parenthood

Abortion back on Texas Legislature’s agenda

“Report shows Bible courses in Texas public schools are biased, lack strong curriculum standards”

Liberty Institute Investigates Demand to Remove School’s More Than 65-Year-Old Display Containing Jesus Portrait

TX: AG’s Input Sought Re: Benefits For ‘Gay’ Partners | One News Now

Tea Party-Backed Cruz Joins Senate Judiciary Committee

Judge Rules Texas Can Move Ahead With Measure Defunding Planned Parenthood | The News American

    The New American: Among the pro-life groups applauding the ruling was Alliance Defending Freedom, which is representing a former Texas Planned Parenthood clinic director, Abby Johnson, who has charged that the abortion giant is guilty of defrauding the Texas Women’s Health Program of more than $5.7 million. ADF said that the case against Planned Parenthood of Southeast Texas represents just a fraction of more than $100 million in waste, fraud, and abuse the conservative legal advocacy group exposed in a report it presented to the U.S. Congress last February. “Texans shouldn’t be forced to fund abortion industry giants like Planned Parenthood, so the court got this right,” said ADF Senior Counsel Mike Norton in response to the latest court ruling. “Texas law reserves taxpayer money for real healthcare for women and protects Texans from being financially coerced into abortion advocacy.” He added that women “deserve better than Big Abortion’s predatory business model and taxpayers deserve better than to be victims of Planned Parenthood’s waste and abuse of public dollars.”

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Texas Supreme Court To Decide Fate Of Episcopal Properties

Texas court got it right; taxpayers shouldn’t be victimized by predatory abortion businesses | Alliance Defending Freedom Comment

Court Rejects Father’s Establishment Clause Challenge To Divorce Decree Provision On Religious Education of Children

Atheist Group Attacks Another Public Christmas Display | Liberty Institute

Texas School Board Bans Confederate Battle Flag

Bill Renews Debate on Merging Highest Two Texas Courts

” Texas, USA: GOP, ‘Values’ Group Try to Eliminate Domestic Partner Benefits” | Gayopolis

Texas Conservatives Plan More Anti-Abortion Legislation

Houston Co. judge says nativity tradition will continue

“Freethought San Marcos: Nearly half of Austin area city councils violate religious liberty”

TX: Same-sex benefits in Pflugerville district to go before school board

Texas out to Seize Warren Jeffs’ Polygamist Ranch

Perry names chief of staff to Supreme Court

Court temporarily halts Texas school’s student RFID chip requirement

TX: Christmas controversy erupting in Athens again (includes video): Greene is an atheist from San Antonio. He threatened to sue Henderson County last winter over the nativity scene on its courthouse lawn, which has been displayed each Christmas for more than a decade. But Greene backed off the suit when his health began to fail. As a sign of Christian goodwill, a church in Athens raised money, and sent Greene hundreds of dollars to help him and his wife through the health scare. Greene said they were genuinely touched by the people’s “generosity and kindness,” so they bought a star for the county’s nativity scene. He sent the star in March.

  • Posted: 11/21/2012
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TX: Student Expelled for Refusing Location Tracking RFID Badge

Planned Parenthood Charging Women for Free Services in Govt Program

No more funding bias at Texas A&M | Alliance Defending Freedom

Beware of False Profits | FRC

Texas Supreme Court OKs Do-it-Yourself Divorce Forms

Pre-K, abortion among proposed Texas bills (includes video): A bill submitted by State Sen. Dan Patrick (R-Houston) would create new crackdowns on abortion-inducing drugs, including requiring patients and doctors to sign a detailed contract. A bill similar to Patrick’s SB 97 failed to pass the legislature last session. State Rep. Lon Burnam (D-Fort Worth) filed HB 58, which would alter current law to remove language banning “entities that perform or promote elective abortions or affiliate with entities that perform or promote elective abortions” from participating in state programs which provide women’s health care, a change that would ostensibly allow Planned Parenthood to resume legal participation in the Women’s Health Program.

  • Posted: 11/13/2012
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Texas Petition to Secede Reaches Threshold for Obama Comment – 25,000+ signatures

PP’s False Billing Called Out | One News Now

Will court allow lawsuit over Planned Parenthood fraud to continue? | Alliance Defending Freedom

TX: “Surrogate Fights Gay Couple for Child Custody” | Wesley Smith at National Review

Texas Pastors applaud Senator Patrick on AG opinion request over domestic partner benefits

TX: Birdville school district defends prayers on PA system before football games

TX: Is “Vote the Bible” T-Shirt Electioneering By Voter?

Iowa joins Texas in warning international observers of arrest

Dallas Approves Benefits for Same-Sex Partners

Planned Parenthood stays in Texas Women’s Health Program — For Now

Planned Parenthood rescued by Texas court

TX: “Holiday controversy: ETX county denies atheist banner”

TX: 3 seats up for grabs on state’s highest civil court

Planned Parenthood sues again over Texas health program

Texas AG Tells International Election Monitors to Butt Out

5th Circuit: Music Director’s ADEA and ADA Claims Barred By Ministerial Exception Doctrine

War of words rages over church sign

Media continues to distort, promote abortion and rape issues as wedge

Americans United Urges IRS To Investigate Texas Church That Urged Votes For ‘The Mormon, Not The Muslim’

TX: Schools’ lawyers, state argue over state funding system

TX Bigamy Charges Against Polygamist Leader Dropped

TX: Judge Rules for Cheerleaders in Bible Banner Suit

Texas AG Intervenes in Christian Banner Dispute

Planned Parenthood to Close Abortion Clinic in Abilene, Texas

“Strip Club Owners Sue Houston for ‘Unconstitutional’ Taxes”

Challenge To County’s Prayers and In God We Trust Posting Dismissed When Plaintiff Fails To Appear

TX: Judge Dismisses Case Challenging County’s Invocation And “In God We Trust” Motto

    PR Newswire: Today, Liberty Institute and its local counsel Bryan Hughes on behalf of the Wood County Commissioner’s Court applauds the ruling of a state district judge who granted a summary judgment, dismissing the lawsuit against the County for opening its sessions in prayer and for displaying in its courtroom America’s national motto “In God We Trust.” The ruling was made during a summary judgment hearing at the Wood County Courthouse in Quitman, Texas.

  • Posted: 10/16/2012
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Liberty Institute Creates Texas Values Organization