Texas has the nation’s third-highest teen birth rate yet receives more federal abstinence-only funding than any other state in the country. What’s wrong with this picture? We just finished a briefing for Capitol reporters about two very important bills under consideration by the Texas House Public Education Committee this afternoon. House Bill 741 by Rep. […]
On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States released a ruling overturning Roe v. Wade. On July 3, 2022, abortion clinics in Texas were forced to cease operations, and as of August 25, 2022, our “trigger law” is officially in effect.
While there is still much uncertainty about our reproductive rights in the wake of Roe v. Wade’s fall, there is one thing we do know: Our fight to make abortion permanently legal, safe, and accessible for everyone cannot and will not stop. Our care for our communities cannot stop.
The 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)