This week, the women-focused dating app joined dozens of other Texas companies that say ambiguity around life-saving medical care is bad for business.
Over the past five years, eighteen independent clinics in Texas shuttered or stopped abortion services. Today only two are still standing.
A state district court judge narrowed Texas’s abortion ban, but the state’s appeal complicates access to the procedure.
Abortion restrictions running in conflict with training requirements are pushing lifelong Texans to leave the state—maybe for good.
After learning that their long-awaited baby wouldn’t survive childbirth, two parents suffered the pain of finding maternal health care out of state.
While extremely limited, avenues for abortion access exist in Texas. That’s where fear tactics from antiabortion activists come into play.
In a post-Roe Texas, cities such as San Antonio have tried to protect reproductive health care—but a state government big on preemption has other plans.
A Federal Judge in Amarillo Just Suspended Approval of a Key Drug Used in Medication Abortions. But the Situation Is Complicated.
The unprecedented move means that access to abortion across the country could, in some ways, be restricted like it is in Texas.
Matthew Kacsmaryk cut his teeth at First Liberty Institute, a “religious liberty” law firm with Texas roots—and a growing national reach.
After banning almost all abortions in the state post-Roe, GOP lawmakers have proposed eighteen new ways of limiting access to the procedure.
A Federal Judge in Amarillo Could Effectively Ban the Abortion Pill. Why Does He Get to Make That Call?
A mysterious group with a Tennessee mailing address has filed a suit in the Panhandle city—guaranteeing it would be heard by Matthew Kacsmaryk, a longtime religious-right activist.
Ten years after her historic filibuster, the former Democratic state senator will lead Planned Parenthood's political efforts
A conversation on abortion rights with the Dallas lawyer whose argument against Texas’s abortion law changed the course of history.
Updated for the Dobbs era, ROE is an empathetic look at the landmark Supreme Court decision.
A Republican Lawmaker Wants to Make Sure Foods Containing Fetal Tissue—Say What?—Are Clearly Labeled
Senator Bob Hall’s bill is an unusual measure to address a nonexistent issue.
Representative Candy Noble wants to ensure that governmental entities (i.e., the Capital City) can’t fund travel, childcare, or other support for abortion-seekers.
A Few Republican Lawmakers Said They Want Exceptions to Texas’s Abortion Ban. A Democrat’s Bill Proposes Some.
Austin Democratic representative Donna Howard’s legislation seems written to try to appeal to Republicans.
The plaintiff was found to lack legal standing to bring the case. That has big implications—and not just for abortion laws.
Texas Lege Watch: A Democratic Resolution Would Put Abortion Directly on the Ballot. But It’s Doomed.
Recent history and polling tell us that voters would support a measure to stop lawmakers from restricting abortion access—which is precisely why it’ll never pass.
The small-government conservative has proposed a bill to allow pregnant drivers to access carpool lanes.
Republicans are pursuing South Texas Latinos. Democrats are counting on the Dobbs abortion decision. Nobody knows who’s going to turn out to vote. And the polls are all over the place.
For the first time in fifty years, single-issue abortion voters are pro-choice. Can Texas Democrats capitalize on it?
Progressive religious leaders are mulling their options to help women who seek abortions—and some are willing to risk lawsuits and jail time.
An abortion to save the life of a pregnant patient is “not an abortion,” according to Texas’s junior senator.
The region has long been characterized as adamantly opposed to abortion rights. But the reality is more complicated. And times are changing.
We asked for clarification from 99 Texas legislators who support the law, plus the attorney general who will enforce it, for clarification. Only one granted an interview.
After the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, employers and workers in the majority-female food-service industry stepped up their fund-raising and travel assistance.
A severe pregnancy complication and the state’s strict limits on abortion combined to leave an expectant mother with few options—none of them good.
Ken Paxton Wants to Ban Abortions Before Texas’s Trigger Law Kicks In. A Judge Has Said No, for Now.
Some clinics are resuming abortion services while waiting for the state’s trigger law to go into effect. Paxton says he’ll appeal.
Merritt Tierce, writer of the viral essay “The Abortion I Didn’t Have” and lauded novel ‘Love Me Back,’ speaks to our “hateful, ominous” moment.
The Fifth Circuit is led by four judges who got their start in Texas politics. For these activists, overturning the right to an abortion is only the beginning.
Democrats are bracing for attacks on contraception, in vitro fertilization, and other reproductive and sexual rights.
Texas, as well as neighboring Arkansas, Oklahoma, and Louisiana, will outlaw abortion within days to weeks. The procedure will still be available in Kansas and New Mexico.
Founded in 1973, Texas Monthly has been reporting on abortion access in Texas since the Roe v. Wade ruling. Here’s what to know.
An Austin Attorney’s Supreme Court Brief Has Eerie Similarities to Justice Alito’s Leaked Draft Overturning Roe
Jonathan Mitchell, who cooked up the Texas “vigilante” law that effectively made abortion illegal in the state, argues the quiet parts of the majority opinion out loud.
Democratic leaders have predicted that the leaked draft decision will get Texas liberals to the polls. History provides caution.
With an abortion ban looming as the Supreme Court prepares to overturn Roe, the heartbreak of trying to provide reproductive care is too much for some.
After the state’s abortion ban went into effect last year, the president promised a response that experts say has not materialized.
‘Shouting Down Midnight’ is a hagiography of the state senator that tries to impose a triumph narrative for Texas Democrats where none exists.
“Medication abortion,” already the state’s most common method of ending a pregnancy, has only gained in popularity since the legislature restricted it.
The attorney who successfully argued Roe v. Wade died Sunday at age 76, leaving behind a powerful legacy for Texas women.
Texas’s “abortion bounty” law makes it more difficult for courts to review measures that might violate the Constitution. Now California is using the same tactic to regulate weapons.
The Supreme Court Might Rule Against Texas’s Restrictive Abortion Law This Week, but the Measure’s Advocates Have Already Won
In the two months since the virtual ban took effect, the number of abortions in the state has plummeted.
When I got pregnant in the summer of 1969, abortion wasn’t an option, and neither was keeping the baby. The trauma that followed is still with me today.
Who can be sued under Senate Bill 8? What is the “shadow docket”? When will the Supreme Court rule on the merits of the law?
Any Texas woman who thought her right to a safe, legal abortion would last forever sorely underestimated the opposition. For decades.
Greg Abbott signed a bill banning abortion once a heartbeat can be detected and letting Texans sue those who “aid and abet” a woman getting the procedure.
Austinites Ban Public Homeless Camps, While San Antonio Voters Protect the Police’s Ability to Collectively Bargain
Plus, Lubbock becomes Texas's largest "sanctuary city for the unborn."
Anti-abortion advocates are getting their hopes up that the U.S. Supreme Court could undo Roe v. Wade, but some are tired of waiting.
A new documentary urges viewers to see McCorvey’s essential humanity, not just her role as a symbol in the abortion wars.