Articles tagged: Jane Nelson


Texans ‘Will Die’: House Republicans Pass Anti-Planned Parenthood Bill After Emotional Debate

Senate Bill 22 is the latest in the Legislature’s years-long vendetta against Planned Parenthood. Despite the GOP sponsor refusing to debate the bill, it could soon land on the governor’s desk.

With her voice cracking, state Representative Ana-Maria Ramos described her experience of being a struggling teen mom on the Texas House floor on Friday. A moth...Read More


Texas Republicans Dismiss Research as They Move to Further Defund Planned Parenthood

Jane Nelson, the Senate’s chief budget writer, praised the Legislature’s funding of women’s health programs despite state data and other research that shows they are not meeting the needs of poor women.

Reproductive health advocates have long pointed to Texas as a cautionary tale of what happens when lawmakers prioritize defunding Planned Parenthood and boostin...Read More

An anti-abortion religious group claims that "ghost abortions" have had a significant detrimental impact on the American economy. by

Ghost Abortion Busters

Texas lawmakers' crusade against evidence-based research has made this anti-abortion pseudoscience too hot to touch.

The latest anti-abortion jibber-jabber is pure pseudoscience. But Texas lawmakers' crusade against evidence-based research makes it too hot to touch....Read More

Reproductive rights supporters wear hospital gowns and carry signs reading "I support Jane." by

The Year of Uterus Versus Them

In Texas, things can always get worse when it comes to reproductive health. And in 2015, they did.

In 2013, when the Texas Legislature passed one of country’s most restrictive anti-abortion laws, I wondered if we’d ever see a more destructive year for rep...Read More