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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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Lege Lines: The “Sanctuary Cities” Bill's Detrimental Effect

Can anybody reasonably testify in support of SB 4?

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Senate Speeds Through Anti-Choice Bills

Women's health sees rare victory here in Austin

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Bill of the Week: Protecting Sexual Assault Survivors

Austin senator files five bills in wake of Baylor scandal

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Trump Detainer Report Figures “Inflated”

Homeland Security doctors local numbers to hurt Sally Hernandez's case

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

ICE Payback for Sheriff Sally Hernandez's Policy Confirmed

Immigration enforcement agency targeted Travis County

News Feature, Mar. 23, 2017

Whole Woman's Abortion Clinic To Reopen in Austin

First abortion clinic reopens since SCOTUS HB 2 ruling

News Daily, Mar. 16, 2017 11:00 AM

Anti-Choice Groups Get More Extreme

Some think the burial of fetal remains doesn't go far enough

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

Bill of the Week: Lawmaker Files Bill Penalizing Male Masturbation

HB 4620 highlights absurdity of intrusive anti-choice bills

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

ICE Continues Its Raids in Travis County

“Callous disregard for the climate of fear” in immigrant communities

News Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

SXSW Panel: Women’s Representation: Five Steps to Win Gender Parity

Wendy Davis on Clinton's loss and the prospect of future gains

Screens Feature, Mar. 16, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Women’s Health and Reproductive Rights

It’s a war on women’s health

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

The Texas Hammer: Immigration and Sanctuary Cities

County sheriff wants to keep ICE out of Austin

News Feature, Mar. 15, 2017

SXSW Panel: Good Night & Good Luck: Media in Election Years

Freedom of press in the age of alt-facts

SXSW Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 1:50 PM

Lawmaker Files Bill Penalizing Male Masturbation

HB 4620 highlights absurdity of intrusive anti-choice bills

News Daily, Mar. 13, 2017 10:22 AM

SXSW Panel: Women’s Representation: Five Steps to Win Gender Parity

Wendy Davis on Clinton's loss and the prospect of future gains

SXSW Daily, Mar. 11, 2017 2:15 PM

Undocumented, Unafraid

Balancing fear and power in the wake of ICE arrests

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

Lege Lines: Derailing Bipartisan Progress?

Political pandering in the face of actual action

News Feature, Mar. 9, 2017

The War on Women’s Rights Wages On

The Senate continues its attacks on abortion

News Feature, Mar. 2, 2017

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid

State determined to have provided "no evidence" of wrongdoing

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Did the White House and ICE Collude?

Inquiring civil rights groups want to know

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Lege Lines: Toxic Masculinity Drops the Hammer

Standing up to anti-choice rhetoric during a three-bill frenzy at the Capitol

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Let’s (Not) Talk About Sex

More than 83% of state school districts either don't teach sex ed or teach abstinence-positive curricula

News Feature, Feb. 23, 2017

Judge Blocks Texas From Kicking Planned Parenthood Out of Medicaid

State determined to have provided "no evidence" of wrongdoing

News Daily, Feb. 21, 2017 7:30 PM

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

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