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Why Are Pregnancy-Related Deaths Rising Rapidly in Texas?

Posted on · A new study in the journal Obstetrics and Gynecology found the number of women in Texas who died from complications from pregnancy nearly doubled between 2010 and 2014, which translates into some 600 women who lost their lives because of pregnancy complications in Texas during those five years, giving Texas the highest maternal mortality rate […]

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New Rules Regarding Fetal Remains — Are They About Dignity or Discouraging Women from Getting Abortions?

Posted on · New rules proposed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and the state’s Health and Human Services Commission would change the way fetal tissue is disposed of after medical procedures like abortions, requiring burials or cremation instead of long-standing procedures allowing disposal in sanitary landfills. But it would also apply to miscarriages or ectopic pregnancies terminated in […]

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Why Well Water Could Pose Threat to Pregnant Women

Posted on · By law, the public water supply is routinely tested to ensure levels of various chemicals aren’t too high. That’s not the case, though, with private wells, which some residents in the more rural areas of the region use as their source for drinking water. To learn more about water quality issues faced by those areas, we […]