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The Source: Judge Strikes Down Abortion Law Provisions | Dyslexia Documentary And Discussion

David Martin Davies
TPR News
Protesters on both sides of the abortion issue make their point outside the Stand With Texas Women rally in San Antonio this summer.

In the first segment:

Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled this afternoon that House Bill 2, the controversial abortion law that saw filibusters, as well as hundreds of protesters fill the capitol in Austin last legislative session, would have impinged on a woman’s rights. 

The court has blocked two provisions that would have gone into effect tomorrow -- one requiring doctors at these centers to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the center, and another that requires abortion service centers to adhere to ambulatory surgical center regulations doctors to provide patients with FDA guidelines when prescribing the abortion drug RU-486.

Supporters of the law say they will appeal the ruling.

Joining us to discuss the ruling is Emily Horne from Texas Right To Life.  Also joining us is Heather Busby from NARAL-Pro Choice Texas.

In the second segment:


One in five children are estimated to have some form of dyslexia, and many of them will go their entire lives without being diagnosed. The documentary "Embracing Dyslexia" is being screened tonight at 6 p.m. at the Stone Oak Alamo Drafthouse.

The film is filled with first-hand accounts of children and parents dealing with dyslexia and how to solve the often misunderstood disability. The screening is followed by a Q&A with a panel of experts.  

Joining us are filmmaker Luis Macias, and Rafael Scarnati, the director of Learning Foundations, a local dyslexia resource center.

* The Source airs at 3 p.m. on KSTX 89.1 FM - audio for this show will be posted by 5:30 p.m.

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