Sorry-not-sorry, Texas

On Monday, the Supreme Court ruled that the state of Texas should join this century. The Court said, in a 5-3 vote in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, that the state of Texas had placed an “undue burden” on women who seek an abortion in that state. The state did so by requiring doctors who perform …

Rapture = School’s out forever

The Texas state Supreme Court has sided with a family that chose not to educate their children whilst awaiting the Rapture. The court did not, however, define how and whether home-schooled students should be educated. (For you uninitiated, here’s more on what means “the Rapture.”) As Mike the Heathen says — well, I stole the …

Putting Rep. Gohmert (R-Texas) on your prayer list

Father of three daughters Rep. Louie Gohmert, R-Texas, opposes two bills that would encourage women to go into science because, he says… “Washington is always a step behind…we want to take time from our $19 trillion in debt to demand that the National Science Foundation discriminate based on gender.” Yow. Read those bills again, Rep. Gohmert. And …

Here’s how Univ. of Houston is training for campus carry

And faculty have had to figure out how to avoid getting shot by students who are packing on campus, as allowed by a vote last year at the state legislature. The above is a slide from a PowerPoint presented at a faculty senate meeting.

So about those Planned Parenthood videos

I’m a day late and a dollar short on this, but a Texas grand jury cleared Planned Parenthood of any wrongdoing in regard to trafficking in fetal tissue, but two people involved in the videos have been indicted. The charges include one second-degree felony charge of tampering with a governmental record, and a misdemeanor charge related …

Dear Syrian refugees: Come to CT.

The New York Times carried a story today about a Syrian family whose members waited three years to be accepted into the U.S. The story includes the work of Chris George, and his wonderful Integrated Refugee and Immigrant Services in New Haven, which has done incredible work getting new Americans settled. The family, whose members waited in …