More than half of Texans who were surveyed in a new university study said that they have faced at least one barrier to accessing cervical cancer screenings, family planning care, or other reproductive health services.
Lois Kolkhorst, a Republican state senator from Brenham, says she “has a fundamental respect for human life, from conception until natural death.” Yet just last week, she voted against a bill that would help teachers have break times and dedicated areas to pump breast milk to feed babies.
The groups pledged to “vigorously resist” the alleged religious freedom violations in D.C.’s Reproductive Health Non-Discrimination Act—but the violations they complain about aren’t actually in the law.
Austin ranks high on lists of “family-friendly” American cities, but according a new report, its “family-friendly” benefits are primarily enjoyed by white Austinites—a group which makes up the minority of total Austin residents.
Louisiana teens have some of the highest rates of pregnancy, birth, and STDs but schools there can only teach abstinence. Some lawmakers would like to change that, at least for Orleans Parish.
When Rep. Matt Schaefer stands on the floor of the Texas House of Representatives and says things like, “We should value what God values, and that’s the life of the unborn,” I wonder how he knows what God values.
Public health officials credit the widespread vaccine program and targeted campaigns to vaccinate adolescents and adults in Latin America and the Caribbean with eliminating this disease, but distrust of vaccines have some worried about maintaining this progress.
For many teenage mothers, May can be a challenging month to navigate.
A person can be fired, denied housing, and refused health care for being gay or transgender in Michigan. That could change this year, as Democratic lawmakers are seeking to extend statewide non-discrimination protections to LGBTQ residents.
A new survey of likely Texas voters shows that a majority believe that discrimination against LGBT Texans is either a “major” or a “minor” problem and that they would support a state law protecting LGBT Texans from employment discrimination.