Reproductive Rights

Texas has become a laboratory for bad ideas when it comes to reproductive rights. In recent years state lawmakers have passed some of the toughest anti-abortion measures in the country, essentially making the procedure almost inaccessible for many Texas women.

The Texas Freedom Network supports efforts to ensure women have access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. That access requires adequate state funding and broad availability of birth control, especially for low-income women.

Resources

Just Texas: Faith Voices for Reproductive Justice

Just Say Don’t Know: Sex Education in Texas Public Schools (2009 report)

Sex Education in Public Schools: Progress in the Lone Star State (2011 report)

Texans Stand Up for Access to Birth Control: Results from a Statewide Survey of Texas Voters (2013 report)

Roe at 45: Today Matters. Here’s My Story.

Today marks the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark Supreme Court decision that established the constitutional right to an abortion. The constant and unwavering attacks on our reproductive freedoms make the significance of this decision as important today as it was 45 years ago.

I write today not only to honor this momentous decision and urge you to continue the fight for reproductive justice, but to share my story.

Growing up, I never expected to attend college. But once my career as a hairstylist and makeup artist was thriving I gained the courage and confidence to enroll in community college and pursue my education. Shortly after going back to school I learned that I was pregnant. A rush of emotion overcame me as I thought of how hard I had worked to get here, what my future would look like now, and what my family would think. My sisters and many other loved ones were young mothers. Throughout my life, I witnessed the struggles they faced as the result of unplanned teenage pregnancies — struggles that were exacerbated by our socio-economic and first-generation status. While I was not a teenager I was in no position to be a… Read More

The Trump Administration Just Created a National License to Discriminate

The Trump administration today, in a dangerous move, created a new office to enforce religious refusals. Read More

The Trump administration today announced a new policy favoring health care workers who refuse to do their jobs because they have religious or moral objections to certain services or to the individuals receiving them. We just sent out the following press release: Read More

Barring women’s access to safe, legal abortion continues to animate the right. That is especially true in Texas, as we can see in these quotes from 2017. Read More

We're crossposting this piece from our colleagues at the National Partnership for Women & Families. The TFN Education Fund, including our Texas Rising program for young adult activists and leaders, is working with the Partnership to call out politicians who tell lie after lie to pass anti-abortion and other bad laws. Read More

Texas Rising

This Tuesday is #NationalVoterRegistrationDay and #TxRisingNVRD. Of course we'll be participating by helping you register to vote! pic.twitter.com/ndbh…

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