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After Roe v. Wade was overturned, some faith leaders in Texas rallied in favor of abortion access and offer supportive spiritual counsel for those who have sought abortion.

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After Roe v. Wade was overturned, some faith leaders in Texas rallied in favor of abortion access and offer supportive spiritual counsel for those who have sought an abortion.

After Roe v. Wade was overturned, some faith leaders in Texas rallied in favor of abortion access and offer supportive spiritual counsel for those who have sought abortion.

, our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.In 2019, over two dozen Texas congregations partnered with the nonprofit Just Texas: Faith Voices for Justice and declared their spaces areReproductive Freedom Congregations

. This new classification was created as a first step to unraveling the stigma surrounding reproductive health issues within faith communities.Since then, these congregations have worked with their communities to provide spiritual counsel and create programs that help Texans access reproductive health care, including abortions, both within and outside of the state.

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CitizenKayS Screw the two-faced buzzards! Why do they call it reproductive health care when it’s the exact opposite? 💜 Note to self.. avoid these churches. Meanwhile…all the rest of us non-murdering types…

'There's a huge fear': A post-Roe world leaves uncertainty for abortion doulasDoulas, people trained to provide support to pregnant women, are often associated with birth and postpartum care, but they can also help with abortions and other health-related events. Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade abortion doulas jobs are at risk.

Voters Sure Do Seem Upset Roe Was OverturnedThis might explain the somewhat unbelievable boost some Democrats are seeing. What how could this be? It seems all I have read in the media is how nothing has changed? Myself thinking that cant be right. I don't think anyone should be told what they can and can't do with one's own body. I, for one, don't believe in aborting any baby for any reason, unless medically going to take both lives. I grew up with the saying 'you play...you pay.' Fetus shouldn't.

Looming press-freedom threats in post-Roe AmericaWhen the US Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade, the 1973 ruling that recognized a constitutional right to terminate a pregnancy, it simultaneously created a crazy quilt of laws where abortion is legal in certain states but not others, and it committed the news media to reporting on the vital consequences of its decision. The […]

Google is failing to protect users and contractors post-Roe, workers say | EngadgetAlphabet was among the many tech companies to alter its healthcare and data policies once abortion access was no longer guaranteed. Condom it's not corp responsibility …users and contractors post-Roe Could be protected by condoms and birth control. Fixed it for ya.

Post-Roe, How Safe Is Your Reproductive Health Data?Following the loss of Roe v. Wade abortion protection in the US, there have been concerns that data from reproductive health apps could be used against women - and, according to Mozilla, those concerns may have good grounds.

Catholics rip Biden as no JFK in post-Roe church attacksA top Catholic group revealed plans today for a $1 million campaign to urge President Joe Biden to be more like the last Catholic president, John F. Kennedy, and condemn attacks on churches sparked by the Supreme Court’s reversal of the abortion case Roe v. Wade. JoeBiden Kennedy was no great Catholic, either. JoeBiden Joe Biden is a Baal worshiping acolyte of the Antichrist. St. Peter would stomp him out at the Pearly Gates if he ever tried to approach. Absent some miraculous public conversion, Joe Biden is going to Hell when he leaves this earth. JoeBiden Heaven is real and hell is real do not be decieved repent and forsake ur iniquities there's no repentance in the grave tomorrow might be too late

Sign up for The Brief , our daily newsletter that keeps readers up to speed on the most essential Texas news.August 17, 2022, 7:43 PM · 5 min read Mariah Brown’s job as an abortion doula in Alabama ended the same day the Supreme Court struck down Roe v.—Republicans in the generic ballot for who the public favors to control Congress.becomes final , bans virtually all abortions, with exceptions only for rape, incest, and to save the life of the mother.

In 2019, over two dozen Texas congregations partnered with the nonprofit Just Texas: Faith Voices for Justice and declared their spaces are Reproductive Freedom Congregations . This new classification was created as a first step to unraveling the stigma surrounding reproductive health issues within faith communities. Doulas, people trained to provide support to pregnant women, are often associated with birth and postpartum care, but they can also help with abortions and other health-related events. Since then, these congregations have worked with their communities to provide spiritual counsel and create programs that help Texans access reproductive health care, including abortions, both within and outside of the state. So, what explains the apparent shift? One highly plausible explanation for Democrats’ polling improvement can be found in the responses to additional questions included in a number of these latest polls: Democratic and Independent voters appear steamed over the Supreme Court’s decision in June to overturn Roe v. Now, nearly two months after the Supreme Court released its ruling for Dobbs v. As an abortion doula, Brown provided educational, mental and emotional support for women who decided to terminate their pregnancy. Jackson, which ends the constitutional right to an abortion by overturning Roe v.” Authorities successfully prosecuted the editor of the paper under a Virginia law that criminalized encouraging or prompting someone to have an abortion.

Wade, these faith communities are facing new challenges. “I would hold your hand, I would talk to you, I would breathe with you.” In that same poll, 60 percent of voters opposed the Supreme Court’s decision to end the constitutional right and overturn Roe , with a full 62 percent of Independents opposing it. The full program is now LIVE for the 2022 The Texas Tribune Festival , happening Sept. 22-24 in Austin. My biggest focus was trying to maintain and be the person that I felt like I would need if I was going through the process. Explore the schedule of 100+ mind-expanding conversations coming to TribFest, including the inside track on the 2022 elections and the 2023 legislative session, the state of public and higher ed at this stage in the pandemic, why Texas suburbs are booming, why broadband access matters, the legacy of slavery, what really happened in Uvalde and so much more. Advertisement These trends are in line with other recent polls. See the program. Alabama promptly began enforcing its abortion ban in the state. The NRLC law, on its face, would apply to the Virginia Weekly and, for an aggressive prosecutor, to an Idaho outlet reporting that a quick drive to Ontario, Oregon, could enable access to a legal abortion.

Quality journalism doesn't come free Perhaps it goes without saying — but producing quality journalism isn't cheap. At a time when newsroom resources and revenue across the country are declining, The Texas Tribune remains committed to sustaining our mission : creating a more engaged and informed Texas with every story we cover, every event we convene and every newsletter we send. And just to be able to find out in that moment that this is something that’s no longer accessible to you, it was heartbreaking,” Brown said. Further, 71 percent of Florida voters say they oppose a total abortion ban. As a nonprofit newsroom, we rely on members to help keep our stories free and our events open to the public. Do you value our journalism? Show us with your support. It was heartbreaking, all over again. Latest Texas Tribune events and articles Upcoming events . In a recent Fox News poll that had Democrats and Republicans tied 41-41 in the generic ballot, 55 percent disapproved of the Supreme Court’s job performance and 60 percent disapproved of the decision to overturn Roe v. In a state that bans the practice of medication abortions—and especially in a state that criminalizes them—the most obvious avenue to crack the case will be the reporter with those confidential sources.