‘Shamed and Stigmatized’: Austin Woman Forced by Hospital to Bury Fetal Remains Testifies Against State Law
The truth about women dying from pregnancy-related causes is more complicated than it seems. We help make sense of things.
When data released in 2016 indicated that the rate of Texas mothers dying of pregnancy-related causes had spiked to inexplicable heights, the issue dominated he...Read More
In Her Own Letter to Trump Officials, Texas Republican Fact-Checks Ken Paxton’s False Claims on Women’s Health
In response to an Observer story, state Representative Sarah Davis wrote a letter urging the Trump administration to deny the Texas health agency’s request to regain control over federal family planning funds.
In a letter to the Trump administration Tuesday, Republican state Representative Sarah Davis chided Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton for his recent incorrect c...Read More
Paxton is trying to frame a looming battle over federal family planning dollars as one over abortion and Planned Parenthood.
In an error-laden letter sent to the Trump administration Thursday, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton managed to conflate two different women’s health program...Read More
"We’re in for some rough sledding next legislative session," said a prominent vaccine advocate.
At around midnight on primary night in Dallas, Lisa Luby Ryan was flanked by two leaders of Texans for Vaccine Choice, arms raised, cheering. “We just got a c...Read More
Featuring heartrending stories, Weed the People aims to change the stigma around cannabis treatment — but fails to look much outside its California bubble.
“I smell weed!” Ricki Lake walks onto the back patio of a South Austin home and laughs. It’s Monday night and the backyard is filled with people v...Read More
“If we don’t do something quickly, the blood of our children will be on our hands,” said Republican Representative Jason Villalba.
A measles outbreak in Ellis County last month. A surge in mumps cases in 2017 that led to the highest annual total in Texas in 23 years. Skyrocketing vaccine ex...Read More
Undocumented parents confined south of inland checkpoints must choose between risking deportation or forgoing treatment for their child.
Undocumented parents confined south of inland checkpoints must choose between risking deportation or forgoing treatment for their child. – by Elena Mejia ...Read More
Despite state officials’ claims to the contrary, a waiver request for Texas’ low-income women’s health program wouldn’t expand access, advocates say.
In its crusade against Planned Parenthood, Texas has slashed funding for family planning providers, shuttered health clinics and declined millions of federal do...Read More