AUSTIN, TX - MAY 29: Protesters hold up signs as they march down Congress Ave at a protest outside the Texas state capitol on May 29, 2021 in Austin, Texas. Thousands of protesters came out in response to a new bill outlawing abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected signed on Wednesday by Texas Governor Greg Abbot. (Photo by Sergio Flores/Getty Images)

Abortion

Lina Hidalgo criticizes Texas’ abortion ban after study estimates thousands of rape-related pregnancies

Posted on · More than 26,000 Texas women were estimated to have became pregnant by rape in the 16 months after Texas implemented a total abortion ban, according to a study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Migrants in Eagle Pass, Texas walk near concertina wire erected by state officers participating in Operation Lone Star.

Border

Governor Abbott signals potential defiance of Supreme Court’s border ruling

Posted on · Governor Greg Abbott issued a “Statement on Texas’ Constitutional Right to Self-Defense,” following calls by numerous Republican lawmakers to resist the high court’s order, including three state representatives from Houston.