Texas House passes bill banning sex change treatments for minors

After hours of debate and opposition from Democratic lawmakers, the Republican-led Texas House on Friday passed a bill that would ban sex change treatment for minors identifying as transgender, Yahoo News reports. Introduced by Republican Rep. Tom Oliverson, the bill will be voted on once more before being sent back to the Senate for approval as an amendment; if the change is approved, the bill will be signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

Federal court dismisses challenge to Texas’ anti–BDS law

The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday dismissed a challenge to a Texas law that prohibits companies from receiving state funds if they participate in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement, Algemeiner reports.

Biden Under Fire Over Abortion Remarks

U.S. President Joe Biden faces condemnation from leading Republicans “protecting the unborn” after he urged Congress to end “extreme abortion bans.”

US: Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions

Sixty-six clinics in 14 states have stopped providing abortions since the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v Wade in June, Politico reports. Twenty-six of these clinics have closed down altogether, including the Jackson Women’s Health Organization, which was at the center of the case through which Roe was reversed.

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