Women's Health and Reproductive Choice

 Louise Hytken (Dallas) Issue Chair 

Past Blogs

Action/Advocacy Papers

Testimony:  20172016201520132012201120092007 

Coalitions & Resources

  • Texas Woman's Health Care Coalition A coalition of organizations promoting access to preventive healthcare for all Texas women. TWHC is working toward the vision of a state where every woman has access to the preventive and preconception care that will help her stay healthy and prepare for healthy, planned pregnancies.
  • Janes Due Process The organization's mission is to ensure legal representation for pregnant minors in Texas.
  • NARAL Pro-Choice Texas Mission is to develop and sustain a constituency that uses the political process to guarantee every Texan the right to make personal reproductive health decisions and to guarantee access to the full range of options, including preventing unintended pregnancy, bearing healthy children, and accessing legal abortion.
  • Planned Parenthood of Greater Texas Creates healthier communities by providing comprehensive reproductive and related healthcare services, delivering science-based education programs and serving as a strong advocate for reproductive justice in Texas.
  • Texas Freedom Network  Founded in 1995, the Texas Freedom Network is a nonpartisan, grassroots organization of more than 100,000 religious and community leaders. Based in Austin, the Texas Freedom Network acts as the state's watchdog, monitoring far-right issues, organizations, money and leaders. The organization has been instrumental in defeating initiatives backed by the religious right in Texas, including private school vouchers and textbook censorship at the Texas State Board of Education.
  • Healthy Futures of Texas  Mission is to reduce teen and unplanned pregnancy in San Antonio and Texas.

LWVUS Positions

"The League of Women Voters of the United States believes that public policy in a pluralistic society must affirm the constitutional right of privacy of the individual to make reproductive choices." & "In order to prevent or reduce poverty, the LWVUS supports policies and programs designed to decrease teen pregnancy" & "The LWVUS believes that access to health care includes the following: health and sex education programs."