The Texas governor accused people of lying about Texas’ maternal mortality rate. The critics relied on the state’s own bad data.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed in a tweet Sunday that “critics” of the state’s maternal mortality rate had lied about it, citing a year-old article that described how reports about the number of women in Texas dying from pregnancy-related complications were based on faulty data. “Turns out the critics of the Texas maternal mortality rate were just […]

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86th #TxLege Report Card: Maternal Mortality (D-)

Women’s health for the most part received little support in Texas’ 86th Legislative Session. At a time when 1-4 Texas women are uninsured, rural obstetrics units are closing and the state is facing high maternal mortality and morbidity rates, it’s ever more urgent for the state to do more to support women’s health, especially the […]

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Analysis: Texas conservatives, in search of a new nemesis

When longtime U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy died in 2009, an irreverent Texas political consultant predicted the people who raise money for the two major political parties would miss the famous Massachusetts Democrat. Democrats loved him and touted him as a champion in their appeals, while Republicans hated him and touted him as a formidable opponent […]

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