Mary Tuma

Staff Writer

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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ACLU Sues Texas Cities Over Local Abortion Bans
ACLU Sues Texas Cities Over Local Abortion Bans
Suit argues small towns aim to suppress truth, free speech

News, Feb. 26, 2020

Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Energizes Crowd at Austin Rally
Democratic Frontrunner Bernie Sanders Energizes Crowd at Austin Rally
Sanders voices “absolute confidence” his campaign will win Texas

News, Feb. 24, 2020

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Braces Looks to the Left
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel

News, Feb. 20, 2020

Right Wing Texas State Board of Education Looks to the Left
Clipping SBOE's Wing(nuts)
Central Texas voters can help transform deep-red education panel

News, Feb. 18, 2020

Trump Administration Validates Texas' Anti-Choice Policies
Trump Administration Validates Texas' Anti-Choice Policies
State rewarded for booting Planned Parenthood from Medicaid program

News, Jan. 22, 2020

Conservative Former Council Member Ellen Troxclair Now Has a Podcast
Conservative Former Council Member Ellen Troxclair Now Has a Podcast
On her inaugural episode, former CM bemoans her experience on the liberal Council

News, Jan. 16, 2020

Paxton Bans State Employees From Donating Pay to Planned Parenthood
Paxton Bans State Employees From Donating Pay to Planned Parenthood
But they can still donate to an anti-choice group

News, Jan. 13, 2020

Ken Paxton Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Historic <i>Whole Woman’s</i> Ruling
Ken Paxton Urges U.S. Supreme Court to Overturn Historic Whole Woman’s Ruling
Cruz, Cornyn join anti-choice attorney general in call for repeal

News, Jan. 9, 2020

ICE Draws Fire for “Sham” Detention Contracts
ICE Draws Fire for “Sham” Detention Contracts
Local groups say U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement shouldn't get away with sidestepping federal protocol

News, Dec. 12, 2019

As State Attacks, Planned Parenthood Expands
As State Attacks, Planned Parenthood Expands
Local clinic at Seventh and Chicon to undergo major renovation

News, Dec. 12, 2019

Diversidad Sin Fronteras, PJ Raval Unite Over Trans Rights
Diversidad Sin Fronteras, PJ Raval Unite Over Trans Rights
Call Her Ganda screening hopes to highlight trans migrants

Qmmunity, Nov. 15, 2019

Anti-Choice Grifter’s Mischief Costs Texas Taxpayers $1.6M
Anti-Choice Grifter’s Mischief Costs Texas Taxpayers $1.6M
State asks for its money back after Round Rock-based anti-abortion group fritters away women’s health funds

News, Nov. 14, 2019

Report: Austin Leads State in Reproductive Freedom
Report: Austin Leads State in Reproductive Freedom
But best-in-Texas ranking highlights what still needs to be done

News, Nov. 4, 2019

Joaquin Castro Bill to Protect Sanctuary Seekers
Joaquin Castro Bill to Protect Sanctuary Seekers
HR 4539 would rescind deportation orders for three Austinites currently in refuge in local churches

News, Oct. 24, 2019

Louisiana SCOTUS Case Déjà Vu for Texas Abortion Providers
Louisiana SCOTUS Case Déjà Vu for Texas Abortion Providers
Conservative 5th Circuit ignores Whole Woman’s precedent

News, Oct. 24, 2019

Secret Dennis Bonnen Recording Released, Confirms Quid Pro Quo
Secret Dennis Bonnen Recording Released, Confirms Quid Pro Quo
GOP House speaker put on blast by right-wing lobby group Empower Texans

News, Oct. 15, 2019

Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Behind Enemy Lines at ALEC's Right-Wing Policy Conference
Activists say the American Legislative Exchange Council backs corporate interests over people

News, Aug. 29, 2019

Raising Hell and Blazing Trails in the New Molly Ivins Documentary
Blazing Trails in New Molly Ivins Doc
A personal look at the journalist's powerful and profound Lone Star legacy

Screens, Aug. 29, 2019

Abbott Doubles Down on Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Even After El Paso
Abbott Doubles Down on Anti-Immigrant Rhetoric Even After El Paso
Texas governor’s anti-immigrant streak continues

News, Aug. 29, 2019

Council Members To Back Abortion Support Budget Measure
CMs Plan To Support Abortion Funds
Garza, Casar plan support for $100K in abortion assistance

News, Aug. 15, 2019

Texas Rangers Get Wrangled Into
Texas Rangers Get Wrangled Into "Bonnenghazi" Drama
Scandal surrounding House Speaker Dennis Bonnen burns on

News, Aug. 15, 2019

Bonnenghazi! Drama Reigns in the Texas House
Bonnenghazi! Drama Reigns in the Texas House
Did the speaker give his hard-right enemy a political target list?

News, Aug. 8, 2019

One in a Crowd:
One in a Crowd: "Citizen"
Help a new Austin-made reproductive rights doc get to screens

Screens, Aug. 2, 2019

Austin Police Encouraged to Use Excessive Force?
Austin Police Encouraged to Use Excessive Force?
Lawsuit: City fails to discipline problem cops

News, Aug. 1, 2019

Anti-Abortionist and Heidi Group Founder Sues U.S. Government
Anti-Abortionist and Heidi Group Founder Sues U.S. Government
Suit argues anti-choice and anti-LGBTQ groups with "sincere religious beliefs" deserve Title X money

News, Aug. 1, 2019

Amid New Immigration Policies, Local Attorneys and Immigrants Navigate a Broken System
Amid New Immigration Policies, Local Attorneys and Immigrants Navigate a Broken System
Lawyers say the system has been thrown into "chaos"

News, July 25, 2019

Everything You Need to Know if ICE Knocks on Your Door
Everything You Need to Know if ICE Knocks on Your Door
Know your rights

News, July 25, 2019

Former APD Sergeant Liz Donegan Runs for Sheriff
Former APD Sergeant Liz Donegan Runs for Sheriff
Former Sex Crimes head motivated by response to sexual assault crisis

News, July 22, 2019

Reps Outraged at
Reps Outraged at "Inhumane" and "Dystopian" Conditions at Border
Willful neglect of human rights fuel funding effort

News, July 11, 2019

Paxton Thinks Abortion Providers Get a
Paxton Thinks Abortion Providers Get a "Pass" in Court
A.G. urges SCOTUS to make it harder for providers to fight anti-choice laws

News, July 3, 2019

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