Women's Health and Reproductive Choice

 

Young women carrying  pro Women's Health sign 2017 Austin Texas at the Women's MarchUpdates by Julie Lowenberg (Dallas) Women's Health and Reproductive Choice Blog

Past Blogs

Action/Advocacy Papers

Testimony

2017 Special Session

2017 Legislative Session

2016 Testimony

2015 Action Alerts

2015 Testimony

2013 Testimony

2012 Testimony

2011 Action Alerts

 2011 Testimony

2009 Action Alerts

2009 Testimony

2007 Testimony

Coalitions and 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.

Positions LWVUS

Reproductive Choices

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.

Meeting Basic Human Needs Preventing and Reducing Poverty

In order to prevent or reduce poverty, the LWVUS supports policies and programs designed to decrease teen pregnancy

Access to Health Care

The LWVUS believes that access to health care includes the following: health and sex education programs