There was a special home page January 18-21, 2018 in solidarity with the Women's Marches going on all around Texas and the America. See that home page here.
Women's rights Policy
Texas women have a right to control their own bodies and that includes access to accurate reproductive health information and birth control. Women of color and those with limited resources are particularly vulnerable, and their access to healthcare and reproductive services must not be restricted.
Our current administration had done everything in its power to limit women’s choices, and in many cases intrude on their privacy and even violate their bodies. The Republican campaign to close over 82 clinics including Planned Parenthood and Center for Reproductive Rights leaves Texas women with fewer choices and denies them access to the care they deserve. This contributes to the fact that more women in Texas die giving birth than most third world countries. Better healthcare availability will help reverse this trend.
We must teach women how to be self-advocates for better care. We must fund more staff resources for clinics and hospitals, expanding the scope of Senate Bill 17 to include pre-pregnancy concerns and post pregnancy watch/care of a year - not simply 45 days required now. Texas must stop being a third world country when it comes to women’s health. Texas women deserve first class choices for reproductive rights and healthcare.
The cynically titled program, “Healthy Texas Women,” are state sponsored clinics which have done a dismal job of helping women. Currently, we have more clinics and yet we serve fewer women. Women are being assigned to these “clinics” with little or no idea what the clinic really is. These clinics have fewer options and even fewer educational programs than the clinics we lost.
Texas does not need any more “men only” panels making laws that affect women’s health. Panels discussing healthcare issues affecting a woman’s body should include women. That’s just common sense.
Both Texas women and men need to be able to start families without fear of losing their jobs. A rational and fair family leave policy is a priority.
Texas women have a right to equal pay for equal work. Assuring that companies moving to Texas pay their female workers the same as their male counterpart doing the same job is a top priority. A vibrant and economically robust Texas needs more women in the higher paid jobs.
Finally, Texas women have a right to be protected from domestic abuse and much of that can be accomplished by removing firearms from the hands of people who have restraining orders against them. A rational gun policy will help stem the deadly domestic abuse.