Reproductive rights advocates with the #FightBackTX Truth Tour have traveled around Texas this month to raise awareness about the negative effects anti-choice laws have had on abortion access.
Beyond a claim to the moral upper hand, framing safe and legal access to abortion as a social good can help us win. One example of this was the Respect ABQ Women campaign in November 2013, in which Albuquerque, New Mexico, voters defeated an attempt to ban abortion access after 20 weeks.
The findings of this study suggest that the incidence of self-induced abortion may be proportionally higher in Texas than among women in the rest of the country.
In a brief submitted to the Roberts Court, the State of Texas could barely be bothered to muster up a defense of some of the most devastating abortion restrictions in the country.
Republicans want abortion providers to assume every patient is underage unless the patient can present an unspecified “valid governmental ID,” which could end legal abortion care for undocumented Texans.
Two new reports show that hundreds of thousands of Texans lost access to family planning care in the wake of anti-choice lawmakers’ crusade against Planned Parenthood in 2011.
As reproductive health-care access diminishes in Texas, more women are coming together to share information about the drug misoprostol and the protocols for its use to induce abortions.
Rio Grande Valley residents who seek an abortion now have limited options: drive hundreds of miles; continue their pregnancy; schedule a later, more expensive procedure once they find the means to pay; or attempt to self-induce an abortion using occasionally dangerous and often ineffective means.
Texans can now track the impact of state lawmakers’ cuts to family planning funds using a web and mobile app developed by university researchers.