'A Triumph for Diversity': Texas Could Get Its First Two Latina Congresspeople

Sylvia Garcia and Veronica Escobar won their primary races last night, putting them on the path to make history in the fall.
Linda Yang
Power to the Polls

This Woman Quit Working for Trump so She Could Fight His Agenda in Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first lesbian, Iraq War veteran, and first-generation Filipina-American to hold a US House seat in Texas.
Kimberly Lawson

Immigration Officials Deny Post-Op Care to 10-Year-Old Girl Detained After Emergency Surgery

Last week, immigration officials detained Rosa Maria Hernandez, a child with cerebral palsy, as she was recovering from surgery in the hospital. With no sign of her release in sight, her family is worried that her health is in immediate danger.
Leila Ettachfini

ICE Followed a Child to the Hospital to Detain Her After Surgery

While on her way to the hospital in an ambulance, 10-year-old Rosa Maria Hernandez was stopped and followed by Border Patrol who have since refused to return the child to her family.
Leila Ettachfini

When a Fetus Is a 'Child' Who Needs Protection, But a Pregnant Teen Isn't

For weeks, a pregnant, undocumented 17-year-old has been held hostage by the government and denied an abortion. She was finally allowed to get one this morning—but that doesn't change the horrific injustice she endured.
Callie Beusman
reproductive rights

Court Blocks Texas Law That Would Effectively Ban Abortion After 12 Weeks

Under SB 8, doctors would only be able to perform the safest and most common method of terminating pregnancies in the second trimester if the fetus' heart has already stopped—meaning they'd have to inject women with untested drugs, advocates say.
Gabby Bess
reproductive rights

Texas Women Will Now Be Forced to Take Out 'Rape Insurance' for Abortion

Gov. Greg Abbott has signed a law banning all insurance coverage for abortion, requiring women to take out separate policies if they want the procedure covered—even in cases of rape, incest, and fatal fetal abnormalities.
Jamie Peck

Texas Senate Passes Anti-Trans Bathroom Bill In Special Session

The bill has been amended in an attempt to prevent economic loss in the state, but remains a shameful attack on the lives and dignity of transgender Texans.
Gabby Bess

Teen Pregnancy Is the Number One Killer of Girls Ages 15 to 19

A report​ from Save the Children revealed that nearly 30,000 teenage girls die every year due to complications from pregnancy or childbirth.
Linda Yang

Texas GOP Leader 'Disgusted' By Anti-Transgender Bill

"I don't want the suicide of a single Texan on my hands."
Diana Tourjée
reproductive rights

Texas Effectively Bans Abortion After 13 Weeks, Even in Cases of Rape

A new, extreme anti-abortion law in Texas bans the most common procedure for abortions in the second trimester and requires that fetuses be buried or cremated.
Kimberly Lawson

Texas Passed Abortion Restrictions While Maternal Deaths Doubled

A new study reveals that Texas legislators were perfectly content to let mothers die in childbirth while obsessively passing laws that restrict abortion access.
Linda Yang