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A migrant mother speaks to her 3-year-old boy at Good Neighbor Settlement House Inc. Tuesday, March 26, 2019, in Brownsville, Texas, after being released from a local detention center and arriving at the shelter for assistance. (Miguel Roberts/The Brownsville Herald via AP) by

The Trauma of Teen Mothers Held in Border Patrol Lockups

“My baby has not eaten a full meal in 15 days. I am very worried and don't know what to do,” said a 16-year-old from El Salvador.

On May 28, Border Patrol picked up a 16-year-old Honduran girl who had crossed the Rio Grande with her 8 month-old-infant, and sent the young mother and her chi...Read More

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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

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