A hunger strike by California prison inmates protesting prolonged solitary confinement is now well into its third week.
After weeks of bitter fighting, Texas conservatives claim a significant victory in the fight over who controls women's health in Texas.
North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory signed an anti-woman bill on abortion that the state House had passed into law, which restricts how abortions can be carried out.
From at least 1997-2010, nearly 150 women were found to be sterilized while in prison,.
In Dallas 200 Texans attended a "Stand with Texas Women" rally and press conference in front of City Hall. The night before, some 1,100 attended a rally there.
The Texas Senate voted 19-11 for harsh anti-abortion measures that include a 20-week ban on abortions, with no exemptions for rape or incest.
Thousands of inmates July 8 renewed a hunger strike begun in 2011 to protest prison practices they say amount to torture.