Alexa Garcia-Ditta

Alexa Garcia-Ditta
Alexa Garcia-Ditta is an Observer reporter (and former intern) covering women's health, reproductive health and health care access across the Lone Star State. Before joining the Observer, she was a staff news writer at the San Antonio Current. She holds an MA in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin and BA in journalism and Spanish from UT-Arlington, where she worked for three years on her college newspaper. After graduate school, she dipped her toe in public policy communications at the Center for Public Policy Priorities. When she's not at work, she's probably training for her next marathon. You can contact her at [email protected]

By Alexa Garcia-Ditta:

Activists chant and yell in the Capitol rotunda as the House debates new abortion restrictions.
Health Care

The Texas Abortion Case, Explained

How a Texas law could undo 43 years of access to legal abortion in the United States.

While not explicitly challenging the constitutional right to an abortion, as Roe did, the HB 2 case has the potential to eliminate access to the right guaranteed 43 years ago today. Read More

gold handcuffs
Criminal Justice

Guarding Against Self-Harm

Have you ever attempted suicide? Are you thinking of killing or injuring yourself today? Are you feeling hopeless or have nothing to look forward to? If you are being booked into a Texas county jail and answer yes to any of these questions, you must be put on suicide watch, according to new guidelines crafted by the Texas Commission on Jail Standards. Read More

Rosie Castro, whose sons have carried on her decades-long fight for Latino political representation, in her hometown of San Antonio.
Politics

The Interview: Rosie Castro

The matriarch of the Castro family reflects on fighting for Latino political representation and the rise of her twin sons.

The matriarch of the Castro family reflects on fighting for Latino political representation and the rise of her twin sons. Read More

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