Christian Extremists Infiltrate Texas Government in Attack on Trans Rights

Multiple fringe evangelical Christian groups with connections to the top levels of Texan government have been working to dismantle the civil rights of transgender Americans
Diana Tourjée

The Professor Who Made Beyoncé's 'Lemonade' a College Course

After empowering Southern students of color with her "Lemonade" course, Texas professor Omise’eke Tinsley retraces her own roots in a new book.
Rachel Rascoe

Texas Seeks Death Penalty for Border Agent Who Allegedly Killed Four Women

Juan David Ortiz was indicted on a capital murder charge after allegedly killing four women he targeted for doing sex work.
Leila Ettachfini

'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

Gina Ortiz Jones Quit Working for Trump So She Could Fight His Agenda in Congress

Gina Ortiz Jones could become the first Filipina-American Congresswoman.
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