"I don't think we will see the effect of overturning Roe v. Wade immediately," said Dallas mother Tambra Morrison. "But I do think, in about five years, we will see the heavy effects of it."

Health & Science

What overturning Roe v. Wade means for Black maternal mortality in Texas

Posted on · Nationally, Black people giving birth are three times more likely to die than their white counterparts, and twice as likely in Texas. That concerns reproductive justice advocates, who fear these outcomes will worsen now that Roe v. Wade is overturned, and people can’t access abortion services.

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Houston Matters

Thursday’s Show: The College Admissions Process, And Black Maternal Mortality (Jan. 9, 2020)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: Safety concerns stall construction on the ship channel bridge. We discuss how colleges decide who gets in. We learn how Project Row Houses is taking on the issue of black maternal mortality. And we visit a traveling exhibition of art made from LEGOs.


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Full Show: Maternal Mortality Rates, And New Year’s Resolutions For Houston (Jan. 4, 2018)

Posted on · On Thursday's Houston Matters: We take a closer look at some discrepancies in maternal mortality numbers in Texas. Plus, we discuss what our collective New Year’s resolutions should be for Houston. Then, we find out how some of Houston's major transportation decisions were made over the years. And we learn about Houston's downtown tunnels.

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