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Mary Tuma

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Mary Tuma previously wrote for the Texas Independent, the American Independent News Network, and San Antonio Current. Her work has appeared in The Progressive, Ms. Magazine, the Huffington Post, Salon, Alternet, and more. Tuma focuses on politics, women's health care, and social justice issues. She holds a bachelor's and master's degree from the University of Texas at Austin.

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Bill of the Week: Voter Registration Made Easy?

Rep. Celia Israel wants Texans to register to vote online

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Medicaid Patients Face a Future Without Planned Parenthood

“I don’t know where I would go”

News Feature, Feb. 16, 2017

Reproductive Rights Advocates Prepare for the Fight

Groups, lawmakers relaunch "Trust. Respect. Access." campaign

News Daily, Feb. 9, 2017 8:00 AM

Campaign Launched to Replace Nixed County Funds

With friends like Gov. Greg Abbott, who needs enemies?

News Feature, Feb. 9, 2017

ICE Raid in Austin?

Federal immigration agency rumored to be in town for roundup

News Daily, Feb. 2, 2017 3:50 PM

Lege Lines: Islamophobia Is out of Hand

In Texas and the nation, anti-refugee and anti-Muslim fervor grows

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

Sparks: Fetal Burial Rule “Pretext” for Restricting Abortion

Federal judge says rule would allow "arbitrary and potentially discriminatory enforcement"

News Feature, Feb. 2, 2017

Federal Judge Again Delays Fetal Burial Rule

Anti-choice rule was to take effect Friday, Jan. 27

News Daily, Jan. 27, 2017 5:30 PM

Zimmerman Is Radio's Voice of Reason

Wouldn’t you know Zim would end up on right-wing radio?

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

Bill of the Week: No-Fault Divorce on the Chopping Block

Rep. Matt Krause, R-Ft. Worth, wants to make it harder to get a divorce

News Feature, Jan. 26, 2017

University of Texas Students Stage Walkout

Student protest: “No KKK; no fascist USA; no Trump!”

News Daily, Jan. 20, 2017 3:37 PM

Federal Judge (Temporarily) Blocks Texas From Denying Planned Parenthood Patients Medicaid

Medicaid removal will not take effect until at least Feb. 21

News Daily, Jan. 19, 2017 4:24 PM

Planned Parenthood's Standoff to Save Medicaid Continues

Hearing concludes Thursday, with a ruling expected before the weekend

News Daily, Jan. 19, 2017 8:00 AM

Questions of Church-State Separation at Dell Seton Medical Center

Do the hospital’s ties to the Catholic church and limits on women’s reproductive health care compromise Dell Med students' training?

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

Planned Parenthood Fights Texas In Court to Save Medicaid

Providers say Medicaid exclusion would be "devastating"

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

Lege Lines: Bathroom Bill Steals Spotlight

"Texas Privacy Act" isn't about privacy – it's about transphobia

News Feature, Jan. 19, 2017

Planned Parenthood Fights Texas in Court to Save Medicaid

Providers say Medicaid exclusion would be "devastating"

News Daily, Jan. 18, 2017 8:10 AM

Texas Lawmaker Wants to Make Abortion Completely Illegal

NARAL Pro-Choice says bill "most extreme" abortion measure at the Lege

News Daily, Jan. 12, 2017 4:10 PM

Accident or Arson?

The Islamic Center of Travis County burned down just months before it was set to open

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Soifer Transitions From Lawyer to Judge

Noted women's advocacy lawyer moves to the bench

News Feature, Jan. 12, 2017

Judge Sparks Critical of State's Defense of Fetal Burial Rule

Anti-choice rule will not go into effect until Jan. 27

News Daily, Jan. 5, 2017 11:35 AM

Fetal Burial Rules Punted to Jan. 27

Sparks says "no question" rules fail to advance public health

News Feature, Jan. 5, 2017

State Offers No Evidence of Health Benefit During Fetal Burial Rule Hearing

Austin abortion provider calls rule “cruel” to patients

News Daily, Jan. 4, 2017 8:30 AM

Top 10 Things We Won’t Miss About Don Zimmerman

Oh Donny Boy, the gripes, the gripes are calling

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 Labor Stories

Treat your workers right

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Top 10 Reproductive Rights Stories

In 2016, the fight for reproductive rights went all the way to the Supreme Court

News Feature, Dec. 29, 2016

Texas Blocks Planned Parenthood from Medicaid

PP says: We'll see you in court

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Sparks Blocks Fetal Burial Rule ... For Now

Anti-choice rule won't go into effect until Jan. 6

News Feature, Dec. 22, 2016

Texas Sends Final Notice to Kick Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid

Planned Parenthood says: We'll see you in court

News Daily, Dec. 20, 2016 8:25 PM

Federal Judge Blocks Fetal Burial Rule … For Now

Anti-choice rule will not go into effect Dec. 19

News Daily, Dec. 15, 2016 4:35 PM

Workman Files to Repeal Fair Chance Hiring

Workman's HB 577 would undo Council's job applicant labor protection

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Human Rights Commission Takes on Trump

Commission signs a resolution reaffirming city's commitment to "inclusion, equity, and freedom for all"

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Abortion Providers Sue to Block Fetal Burial Rule

Whole Wom­an’s Health v. Hellerstedt, part 2

News Feature, Dec. 15, 2016

Austin Lawmaker Wants to Repeal Fair Chance Hiring Ordinance

Workman's HB 577 would undo Council's job applicant labor protection

News Daily, Dec. 13, 2016 2:45 PM

Abortion Providers Sue to Block Texas Fetal Burial Rule

CRR: Unconstitutional rule imposes cost burden, abortion stigma

News Daily, Dec. 12, 2016 10:23 AM

Detention Is Not Child Care

"The conditions at Karnes and Dilley are equivalent to prisons," said Bob Libal

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

What’s Bad for Queers Is Also Bad for Texas

Local businesses show support for LGBTQ community

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Zim: Right-Wing Radio Star?

What comes after Council for the talking head?

News Feature, Dec. 8, 2016

Texas Publishes State-Mandated Anti-Choice "Propaganda" Booklet

Updated pamphlet still rife with medical errors, health advocates say

News Daily, Dec. 7, 2016 1:40 PM

Conservative Group: Anti-LGBTQ Bills Could Cost Texas $8.5 Billion

Strange bedfellows make economic case against bigoted bills

News Daily, Dec. 6, 2016 3:05 PM

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