With Zika on the way, Texas' weak health care safety net and shrinking access to reproductive services put pregnant Texans and their babies at great risk. Read More
Texas Latinas were disproportionately affected by restrictions in the state's anti-abortion law.
Data the health department was reluctant to release vindicates abortion providers who said anti-abortion regs would disproportionately affect Texas Latinas. Read More
As it unfolded: the day the Supreme Court issued the most important ruling on reproductive rights in a generation, striking down Texas' abortion law.
The Texas Observer staff liveblogs as we wait for — and report on — what could be the biggest ruling on reproductive rights in a generation. Read More
The Clinton versus Sanders fight largely lay dormant at the 2016 Texas Democratic Convention — until it really, really didn't.
Though Texas Democratic Party officials had worked hard to paper over the divisions between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton supporters throughout the weekend, the superdelegate debate exposed real animosity between the two factions. Read More
Congressman Joaquin Castro told reporters that "Texans don't seem to like Donald Trump very much," and Texas could be in play this November. Read More
At the Texas Democratic Convention’s LGBT caucus this morning, I caught up with Jenifer Rene Pool, the first transgender Texan to win a Democratic primary — or, any primary for that matter — in the state. Pool is running against … Read More
The Harris County DA still plans to pursue felony fraud charges against California anti-Planned Parenthood videographer David Daleiden.
The Harris County DA still plans to pursue a felony fraud charge against California anti-Planned Parenthood videographer David Daleiden. Read More
With more Texans traveling out of state for abortions thanks to HB 2, a patchwork of nonprofits, like Fund Texas Choice, are helping arrange logistics. Read More
After Texas Booted Planned Parenthood from HIV Program, County Replacement Hasn’t Performed a Single Test
Texas took a nearly 30-year-old HIV prevention contract away from Planned Parenthood in December, promising there’d be no gap in services.
Texas took a nearly 30-year-old HIV prevention contract away from Planned Parenthood in December, promising there’d be no gap in services. Six months later, the county replacement has yet to perform a single test. Read More