The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals today held oral arguments in Alliance for Hippocratic Medicine v. FDA, which would restrict nationwide access to mifepristone, a drug commonly used in abortion procedures. […]
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. Today, abortion is banned in Texas except under very limited exceptions — and to make things worse, anti-abortion extremists are going after mifepristone, one of the pills used in medication abortion.
While there is much uncertainty about our reproductive rights in post-Roe America, there is one thing we do know: Our fight to make abortion permanently legal, safe, and accessible for everyone cannot and will not stop.
Texas Freedom Network supports efforts to ensure all Texans have access to abortion and other reproductive health care services. That access requires adequate state funding and the broad availability of birth control, especially for underpaid Texans.
- Texas Freedom Network’s Post-Roe Info + Action Center
- Just Texas: Faith Voices for Reproductive Justice
- Texans Stand Up for Access to Birth Control: Results from a Statewide Survey of Texas Voters (2013 report)
- Sex Education in Public Schools: Progress in the Lone Star State (2011 report)
- Just Say Don’t Know: Sex Education in Texas Public Schools (2009 report)
Reproductive Justice and the #TXLege: A Chat with Black Mamas ATX
What does reproductive justice look like in a state where our right to abortion has been stolen? We sat down for a conversation about reproductive justice and state legislation working to address the maternal mortality crisis with a local leader in the movement — Black Mamas ATX Executive Director Kelenne Blake. […]
Texas Freedom Network Celebrates SCOTUS Decision to Preserve Access to Mifepristone
The Supreme Court today preserved nationwide access to mifepristone, a drug commonly used in abortion procedures. The decision follows the expiration of a stay on the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to roll back access to mifepristone. […]
Access to Abortion Pill Used by Millions in Jeopardy, Texas Freedom Network Responds
The Fifth Circuit last night temporarily blocked Judge Kacsmaryk’s ruling to halt FDA approval of mifepristone but left in parts of the ruling that severely impact access to the abortion medication. […]
Op-ed by Val Benavidez: We’re Fighting for Religious Freedom While the Far Right Weaponizes It
As executive director of the Texas Freedom Network, I know fighting for a Texas that’s truly for all demands that I reserve a deep well of hope. Yet, I feel the frustration so many have as the right continues to use religious freedom as a weapon to advance a radical political agenda. […]