Daughter of TX Legislator Shares Personal Story of Being Forced to Bury the Remains of Her Miscarriage

The Texas Observer has published a gruesome story about fetal burials, a practice mandated by many Catholic hospitals and, if Republican lawmakers have their way, state governments: A woman named Blake Norton, after miscarrying in 2015, was treated at Seton Medical Center Austin at the recommendation of her OB-GYN,…

Texas Teen's Parents Allegedly Threw Hot Oil on Her After She Refused an Arranged Marriage

The parents of a 16-year-old girl in Texas were arrested on Friday after police alleged they physically abused her and threw hot cooking oil on her because she didn’t want to take part in an arranged marriage. The teen went missing in January, according to reports, and she has since been placed in child protective…

Donald Trump Emphasizes 'Mental Health' Instead of Domestic Violence After Texas Mass Shooting 

“Mental health is your problem here,” Donald Trump said in a press conference early Monday morning. Trump was addressing the cause, or what he believes to be the cause, of the mass shooting at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas. The latest in a seemingly unbroken timeline of mass shootings which…

L.A. Times Report: High Maternal Mortality Among African-American Texans Is a 'Quiet Crisis'

Globally, maternal mortality rates have been declining over the past several years. In America, however, the maternal death rate more than doubled between 1987 and 2013. In fact, though the United States is one of the most developed countries in the world, it’s the second to last among 31 developed countries, ahead of…