Ashley Lopez

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Latest Texas abortion law clamps down on abortions administered through pills

Thursday, December 02, 2021

A new Texas law, in effect on Dec. 2, imposes new criminal penalties on prescribing the pills used in medication abortions via telehealth, and sending them to patients through the mail.


Social workers say the Texas abortion law further harms victims of rape or incest

Monday, November 15, 2021

The new Texas law that bans most abortions has no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. Social workers say this strips agency from survivors trying to heal and recover from sexual assault.


How the Texas ban on most abortions is harming survivors of rape and incest

Monday, November 15, 2021

The Texas law has no exceptions for survivors of rape or incest. Social workers say that's hurting some survivors financially, psychologically and physically.


The 2020 vote and its aftermath have left many election workers beleaguered

Friday, November 05, 2021

At the same time, in Texas, an increasing number of counties are rethinking who should run elections altogether.


The Biden administration is suing Texas over its new voting law

Thursday, November 04, 2021

The U.S. Department of Justice claims the Texas law contains several provisions that "will disenfranchise eligible Texas citizens who seek to exercise their right to vote."


Texans react to Supreme Court challenges to the state's abortion law

Tuesday, November 02, 2021

The Supreme Court heard two challenges to the Texas law that bans most abortions after six weeks. A majority of the justices appeared open to letting abortion providers challenge the law.


Federal appeals court temporarily reinstates Texas' 6-week abortion ban

Friday, October 08, 2021

After a lower court temporarily blocked Texas from enforcing what is essentially a ban on abortions six weeks into pregnancy, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has allowed that ban to continue.


Texas providers of abortion services are wary the law's status could change again

Friday, October 08, 2021

Some Texas clinics have resumed abortions after a federal court ruling, but some haven't yet because of the risks of a higher court reversing the decision.


A death in Dallas: what's at stake as Congress weighs Medicaid fix for uninsured

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

More than 2 million Americans are uninsured because they live in the 12 states that didn't expand Medicaid. 60% are people of color. Will Congress help by including them in the new spending bill?


Will Congress' Spending Plan Include A Lifeline To Unisured Americans?

Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Two million Americans are uninsured because they live in one of the 12 states that didn't expand Medicaid. About 60% are people of color. Texas has the most uninsured people in the country.


Women's Clinics In Texas Must Abide By State's New Abortion Law

Friday, September 03, 2021

In Texas, it's illegal to get an abortion six weeks after pregnancy. At the Whole Women's Health clinic in Austin, pregnant women arrive for appointments but may not be able to get the care they want.


Texas Republicans Pass New Voting Restrictions, After A Standoff With Democrats

Wednesday, September 01, 2021

Texas Republicans have passed a sweeping voting bill that includes new restrictions. The legislation passed despite Democrats' historic efforts to derail it.


Texas Democrats Return Home To A New Battle: Redistricting

Friday, August 20, 2021

Texas grew more than any other state in the last decade. Tasked with adding two congressional districts, some political watchers say redistricting could be a "blood bath" between the state parties.


Arrest Warrants Have Been Issued To Bring Back Texas Democrats Blocking Voting Bill

Thursday, August 12, 2021

A battle over voting restrictions continues in Texas. Arrest warrants have been issued in an effort to bring House Democrats back, after they fled in opposition of a bill they say inhibits voting.


Vaccinating During Pregnancy Has Become Even More Urgent As ICU Beds Fill Up

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Only 23% of those pregnant in the U.S. have had at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, statistics show. And with the delta variant surging, those who are unvaccinated are especially vulnerable.


A Texas Bill Would Make More Voting Crimes. Dems Say Mistakes May Put Voters In Jail

Tuesday, August 03, 2021

While Republicans' legislation includes a provision to give some people more notice of when they aren't legally allowed to vote, the bill also would add new criminal penalties.


Texas Democrats Remain In Washington Amid Coronavirus Cases And Congressional Hurdles

Thursday, July 22, 2021

Dozens of Democratic state lawmakers fled Texas in an effort to block Republican-led restrictive voting legislation from being passed.


Texas House Democrats Who Walked Out Are Pushing Congress For Voting Protections

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

More than 50 Texas lawmakers are camped out in D.C. to block voting restriction legislation and to push lawmakers in Washington to make it harder for states to limit access to the ballot.


Democratic Lawmakers Flee Texas In Hopes Of Thwarting Voting Restrictions

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Dozens of Texas Democrats left the state and went to Washington, D.C., in an effort to stop Republicans from passing new voting restrictions. Texas has some of the nation's toughest voting laws.


Texas Republicans Have A New Voting Bill. Here's What's In It

Friday, July 09, 2021

The latest bills include new identification requirements for people voting by mail and prohibit local election officials from sending vote-by-mail applications to someone who hasn't requested one.