David Montgomery, Stateline

Lawsuit over Texas abortion ban could be a model in other states

By: - August 2, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas — A lawsuit in Texas asserting that the state’s abortion ban imperils women by dissuading doctors from ending dangerous pregnancies could provide a template for similar challenges across the country. Texas is one of 14 states that banned abortion after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down Roe v. Wade. The Texas ban includes […]

Universities grapple with diversity policies after GOP crackdown

By: - April 4, 2023

This article originally appeared in Stateline, an initiative of The Pew Charitable Trusts. AUSTIN, Texas — In July 2020, the president of Texas A&M University appointed a 45-member commission to examine the progress of diversity, equity and inclusion efforts at the nearly 70,000-student flagship campus in College Station. The panel’s report, released in January 2021, […]