In a state that long has had one of the highest teen birth rates in the nation, it's clear that the state's abstinence-focused curriculum standards for health and sex education need an overhaul. But that's not how abstinence-only politicians on the State Board of Education see things. Information TFN has obtained through an open records request shows the first revision of the health standards in more than two decades already appears headed off the rails toward another unnecessary culture war battle -- this time with the health of millions of Texas students on the line. Check out the press release we just sent out. Read More
The 86th session of the Texas Legislature is history. Lawmakers left town on Monday following a session that, generally speaking, had fewer of the culture war fights we've come to expect. You can attribute that to elections, and it seems the results of last November have elected officials worried about their fates at the ballot box in November of 2020. Still, on certain issues — like abortion — lawmakers seem all-too willing to continue to pass extremist laws based on lies at the expense of Texas women. Here's our overview of what came of this session on the issues we followed. Read More
The Texas House just gave preliminary approval to SB1978, an anti-LGBTQ bill masquerading as legislation supporting religious freedom. The House must still pass the bill on third reading. The Senate has already passed it. We just sent out the following press release. Read More
We'll cut right to it: The Legislature is going after abortion access ...again. Read More
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