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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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“Cruel” Anti-Abortion SB 8 Sent to Gov’s Desk to Become Law

Expect a court challenge over "unconstitutional" bill

News Daily, May. 26, 2017 4:05 PM

Margaret Moore on ICE

The D.A. wants to work with ICE to ensure victim and criminal witness safety

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

State: Give Us That Medicaid Money We Said We Didn’t Want

Texas lost out on a boatload of money when it declined to expand Medicaid. Now it wants that cash.

News Feature, May. 25, 2017

Activists Nod to The Handmaid's Tale to Protest Anti-Abortion Bills

Pro-choice protest at Capitol channels dystopian fiction

News Daily, May. 23, 2017 3:45 PM

Texas House Advances Anti-Choice Package Bill

SB 8 bans safest type of second trimester abortion

News Daily, May. 19, 2017 9:45 PM

Austin, Texas Cities Promise Legal Fight Against SB 4

City Council to vote on SB 4 lawsuit resolution Thursday

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

Lege Lines: Texas Temper Tantrum

Freedom Caucus wigs out, "chubs," stalls, kills every bill in sight

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

Bill of the Week: A Straight Ticket to Court?

Rep. Ron Simmons wants to end straight-ticket voting

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

Whole Woman’s Health Reopens

Reproductive health provider sees 40 patients on first days back in business

News Feature, May. 18, 2017

Austin, Texas Cities Promise Legal Fight Against SB 4

City Council to vote on SB 4 lawsuit resolution Thursday

News Daily, May. 16, 2017 4:26 PM

On Abortion, Texas Leads in Lying

"Unfounded abortion restrictions often have serious consequences"

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

The Challenge to SB 4

Opponents to "sanctuary cities" bill ready for court battles

News Feature, May. 11, 2017

In Pre-emptive Attack, Texas Files Suit Against Austin Over "Sanctuary Cities"

Paxton asks federal court to find anti-immigrant law constitutional

News Daily, May. 8, 2017 4:20 PM

Abbott Signs "Sanctuary Cities" Bill Into Law

Anti-immigrant bill to take effect on Sept. 1

News Daily, May. 7, 2017 8:50 PM

Lege Lines: Resistance in the “Sanctuary”

Assessing the fallout after SB 4’s passage

News Feature, May. 4, 2017

Protesters Stage Sit-in at Governor's Office to Oppose Sanctuary Cities Bill

Activists won't move until Abbott vetoes "racist" bill

News Daily, May. 1, 2017 2:10 PM

Marathon House Debate Yields “Show Me Your Papers” Sanctuary Cities Bill

Amendment lets cops question detainees' immigration status

News Daily, Apr. 27, 2017 10:25 AM

State Board of Education Evolves

A rare bit of good news out of the SBOE

News Feature, Apr. 27, 2017

Lege Lines: Same Old “Sanctuary”

House version of SB 4? Still terrible.

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Lege Lines: Elsewhere Under the Dome

Rounding up the news left on the chamber floors

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Lege Lines: Bills on the Move

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Bill of the Week: Combating Postpartum Depression

Between 2011 and 2012, nearly 200 Texas mothers died within a year of giving birth

News Feature, Apr. 20, 2017

Bills Grant Texas Doctors Legal Cover to Mislead Pregnant Women

Is the Lege giving doctors a license to lie?

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Say What?

Debunking team Anti-Choice’s favorite terms

News Feature, Apr. 13, 2017

Anti-Choice Lawmakers Divert Millions From TCEQ To Crisis Pregnancy Centers

House swaps $20M from TCEQ to anti-choice crisis pregnancy centers

News Daily, Apr. 6, 2017 8:35 PM

Racism Report Released

Group focuses on five issues to combat institutional racism

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

Lege Lines: Straus vs. the Extremists

Railroad Commission spat highlights the divide between right-wingers and House leadership

News Feature, Apr. 6, 2017

City's Racism Task Force Unveils Report

Group focuses on five issues to combat institutional racism

News Daily, Apr. 4, 2017 1:00 PM

Jeff Sessions' Empty Threat Against Sanctuary Cities

Immigration fearmongering continues for our intrepid AG

News Feature, Mar. 30, 2017

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

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