Lilith Fund to Honor the Chronicle's Mary Tuma and Sen. Sylvia Garcia
Reproductive Equity Awards take place Wednesday
By Kimberley Jones,
7:30AM, Mon. Oct. 5, 2015
It’s no secret that abortion rights and adequate health care for women have long been under siege by Texas lawmakers. The ongoing crisis is both dispiriting and dismally repetitive. But Austin Chronicle news editor Mary Tuma has never wavered in her attention to the reproductive rights beat.
And that’s why we’re so cheered by the Lilith Fund’s support of her ongoing journalistic work, which has previously been acknowledged by the Houston Press Club Lone Star Awards in 2014 and the Association of Alternative News Media in 2015. In advance of the Austin Reproductive Equity Awards this Wednesday, Oct. 7, which will honor both Tuma and Sen. Sylvia Garcia (purchase tickets here), we’ve gathered together some of Tuma’s recent reproductive rights coverage. In a dire time for women’s health funding in Texas, we think it’s essential reading.
Millions for Propaganda ... Nothing for Women's Health (April 17, 2015)
Texas heavily underwrites anti-abortion centers, while slashing reproductive care
Suffer the Children (May 22, 2015)
New target for anti-abortion Lege
The Courage of Dawnna Dukes (Sept. 26, 2014)
State representative discredits claims that abortion leads to mental health problems
Judge Rules Parts of HB 2 Unconstitutional (Aug. 29, 2014)
Requirements in abortion law deemed an "undue burden" on women
Undercover Audio Reveals Anti-Abortion Tactics (Aug. 12, 2014)
Anti-abortion activists monitor and track providers, patients