TribCast: Fundraising, Speaker’s Race and Life Support - Emily, Reeve, Ross and Evan discuss the latest campaign fundraising totals, state Rep. Scott Turner’s plan to challenge Speaker Joe Straus, and the complicated case of a pregnant woman on life support in Fort Worth.
TribCast: Elections, Polling Numbers and Abortion Laws - Reeve, Ross, Ben and Emily review the results of the recent election, ponder the latest University of Texas/Texas Tribune poll, and discuss the latest developments in the state’s implementation of new abortion laws. You can also listen here: http://trib.it/1hjzNaU
TribCast: Filibuster Fallout and Exciting Future Plans - Reeve, Ben, Evan and Ross discuss the fallout from last week’s filibuster by state Sen. Wendy Davis, the Voting Rights Act, the effort to impeach a university regent and Gov. Rick Perry’s coming announcement of “exciting future plans.” | Texas Tribune
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Ross, Reeve, Emily and Ben talk about the latest in abortion-related politics, the battle to build a medical school in the Rio Grande Valley, and what Texans can look forward to at the upcoming national political conventions.
McALLEN — In this Roman Catholic stronghold, where abortion is deeply stigmatized, reproductive health providers tell stories of women going to pharmacies across the border in Mexico, in search of a drug they hope will terminate unwanted pregnancies.
Story by Thanh Tan
Photos by Reynaldo Leal
A two-week summer camp outside of Bryan helps high school students learn how to become effective anti-abortion advocates. Counselors teach campers to adopt a gentler, compassion-based form of persuasion. “They all have a passion; that’s why they are here,” one counselor said.
Story by Morgan Smith
Photos by Ariel Min