Sophie Novack

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Health Care

Texas Is Seeking Trump’s Approval of its Planned Parenthood Ban. Will Other States Follow?

A win for Texas could greenlight other states to kick the women's health provider out of Medicaid programs.

Texas is testing the Trump administration’s antagonism toward Planned Parenthood with a controversial move that could set a path for other states to defund the nation’s leading reproductive health provider. Four years ago, Texas’ vendetta against Planned Parenthood led the … Read More

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Medical Marijuana Bill Moves Forward After More than Half of the Texas House Signs on

A bill to allow severely ill or disabled patients to use medical cannabis has growing, bipartisan support. But time is running out for passage.

UPDATE: After a big bipartisan push on and off the House floor Friday, Public Health Committee Chair Four Price, R-Amarillo, called an impromptu meeting to vote on HB 2107 just before 5 p.m. The bill passed 7-2, with Price and Representative … Read More

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Austin Abortion Clinic Reopens After Supreme Court Ruling. Will Any More Follow?

Whole Woman’s Health is accepting appointments in Austin this week while about two dozen other clinics remain closed in the wake of HB 2.

Nearly one year after the U.S. Supreme Court struck two major provisions from Texas’ sweeping anti-abortion law, the clinic at the center of the case is emerging from what its staff call the “Age of Uncertainty.” Whole Woman’s Health will … Read More