Special Session of the Texas Legislature
Governor Greg Abbott called Texas lawmakers back to Austin for a special legislative session. We’ve got you covered with everything you need to know about what they did and didn't do to go after the rights and lives of Texans.
Texas lawmakers - led by State Representative Helen Giddings (D- DeSoto) – denounced racism and terrorism in Charlottesville and called on Texas A&M University to block a white supremacist rally planned for September 11.
This man is the author of Texas' latest abortion restriction.
Texas anti-abortion politicians passed a bill banning all insurance plans in Texas from covering abortion, forcing women to buy separate, more expensive, coverage or to pay out of pocket. But not without a fight lead by progressive women lawmakers.
For Texas Rep. Shawn Thierry addressing the state's maternal death crisis is a personal issue – she nearly died while giving birth to her daughter.
In a public hearing, State Sen. Charles Perry put the blame on Black women for Texas' maternal mortality crisis. Black women in Texas face the greatest risk of dying after childbirth — a rate nearly three times higher than that of white women.
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