Women in South Texas colonias are particularly vulnerable, public health advocates say.
Zika virus is headed for Texas. The question now: Will the state dedicate funds needed to keep the most susceptible Texans — South Texas Latinas — healthy?...Read More
If lawmakers don't get the abortion restrictions they want from the Lege, they boss the health department around instead.
If Texas lawmakers don't get the abortion restrictions they want during the Lege session, they just boss the state health department around instead....Read More
A lawyer and funeral industry consumer advocate reckons Gov. Abbott's new fetal tissue burial requirements may cost Texans hundreds of millions of dollars....Read More
A repro rights group that opposes changes to Texas' pre-abortion booklet says they were told not use 'abortion' on a billboard.
A repro rights group that opposes factually challenged changes to Texas' pre-abortion booklet said they were told not use 'abortion' on a billboard....Read More
A homeschool runaway's fight for identification, Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps, and Greg Abbott's back-door abortion limits.
This week we've got the story of a homeschool runaway's fight for identification, and we'll talk about Ken Paxton's latest ethical missteps and Greg Abbott's ba...Read More
With Zika on the way, Texas' weak health care safety net and shrinking access to reproductive services put pregnant Texans and their babies at great risk....Read More
Texas Latinas were disproportionately affected by restrictions in the state's anti-abortion law.
Data the health department was reluctant to release vindicates abortion providers who said anti-abortion regs would disproportionately affect Texas Latinas....Read More
As it unfolded: the day the Supreme Court issued the most important ruling on reproductive rights in a generation, striking down Texas' abortion law.
The Texas Observer staff liveblogs as we wait for — and report on — what could be the biggest ruling on reproductive rights in a generation....Read More
Take a walk down memory lane (in pink sneakers) and remember Wendy Davis' epic filibuster with the former senator herself — and a cast of tearful Texans.
As we await a SCOUTUS ruling on Texas' anti-abortion law, Wendy Davis takes us on a walk in pink sneakers down memory lane, remembering her 2013 filibuster....Read More