Observer Radio Episode 79: Tackling Texas’ Rape Kit Backlog

Jen Reel

A criminalist tests a sexual assault kit in the Houston Forensic Science Center lab.
A criminalist tests a sexual assault kit in the Houston Forensic Science Center lab.  Jen Reel

In this episode, Observer staff writer Emily DePrang discusses Texas’ backlog of untested rape kits and how the Houston Police Department is leading the way, not only in tackling their own backlog, but in changing the way they treat sexual assault victims.

RH Reality Check senior political reporter and Observer columnist Andrea Grimes joins us to make sense of the ongoing legal battles involving Texas’ omnibus anti-abortion bill commonly referred to as HB 2.

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