The Violence Against Women Act and the "Boyfriend Loophole"

Passed in 1994, the Violence Against Women Act supports and protects survivors of domestic crimes. Since its enaction, it has dramatically shifted...

Hear us roar: How women are reshaping Texas politics

With Texas edging closer to battleground status the party that takes the state could be the party that captures the most votes...

Spotlight Series: Tegra Swogger and Circle Up UMW for Moms in Texas Fight for...

Our new Spotlight Series features interviews with changemakers and advocates fighting for a better Texas. In our second video...

Large parts of Texas are ‘contraceptive deserts’

Texas has a habit of pushing women to the edge of the conversation, but when it comes to healthcare policy the state...

Fighting Fertility Fraud

In its most recent session the Texas Legislature voted to delcare fertility fraud a form of sexual assault.  Senate...

A new law could help Texas mothers, but implementation is key

Texas is ranked in the top 10 states for the highest percentage of women experiencing postpartum depression—not surprising for a state with...

Chen Button: Texas Women Must Wait for Solutions for Maternal Mortality

At a Texas Tribune panel last week, State Rep. Angie Chen Button (R-Richardson) told Texas women to “give a little time” for...

Jeff Leach's Culture of Confusion

Rep. Jeff Leach (R-Plano) often prides himself on “promoting a culture of life,” but his conflicting stances on abortion are creating a...

The Texas governor accused people of lying about Texas' maternal mortality rate. The critics...

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...

Women's Issues Still Up for Debate

It’s 2019 and women’s issues are still up for debate in state houses across the United States. Since the rise of the #MeToo Movement...

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