The EACH Woman Act would have a huge impact for poor women in Texas, who tend to also be women of color, supporters of the resolution say. More than 1 million Texans are currently enrolled in Medicaid, and according to the Kaiser Family Foundation, 57 percent of them are women, many of whom struggle to provide for their families.
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After the Whole Women’s Health abortion clinic in Austin was shut down last year due to Texas’ House Bill 2, the organization’s president, Amy Hagstrom Miller, has launched a nonprofit in its place to help educate and facilitate more informed conversations about abortion.
Gathered outside the governor’s mansion, activists are calling on the governor to line-item veto a budget measure that would exclude Planned Parenthood from the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services Program.
Conservative lawmakers found even more ways to restrict reproductive health care access across Texas this session, putting minors and poor women at risk.
Texas House and Senate budget writers have approved a provision excluding Planned Parenthood from the state Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program, which thousands of poor women in Texas rely on for cancer screenings and diagnostic services.
While lawmakers have filed dozens of anti-abortion bills, a growing group of activists and volunteer-led organizations are providing resources for women seeking access to abortion in Texas.
Jeni Putalavage-Ross and Scott Ross made the difficult decision to terminate their pregnancy at nearly 21 weeks when doctors said their baby wouldn’t survive. While Texas law still allows late-term abortions like Jeni’s, a handful of ultra-conservative lawmakers are targeting that exception this session.
One year after the unruly mob filled the State Capitol and—at least temporarily—shouted down a bill imposing new limits on abortion, what’s become of the movement today? And we consider Texas officials’ proposals to confront a growing humanitarian crisis on the border.
Reproductive rights, the issue that catapulted Wendy Davis to fame, also has the power to alienate moderate voters.
The “Stand For Life” rally was meant as a show of strength for Senate Bill 1’s backers who are, after all, the ones with the odds stacked well in their favor.