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Texas’ Abortion Ban Is Having a ‘Domino Effect’ on Clinics Across the U.S.

“We are seeing massive ripple effects across the country for other states taking on displaced patients.”

Interviews With Writer Kim Krisberg on the Sharp Increase in Babies Born With Syphilis

Public Health Watch contributing writer Kim Krisberg spoke with the Texas Standard and Houston Public Media about her in-depth story on the sharp rise in the number of congenital syphilis cases in Texas.

Small Plant, Big Polluter

Thanks to a loophole in the Clean Air Act, William Koch’s Oxbow plant in Port Arthur, Texas, puts out 10 times as much lung-damaging sulfur dioxide as its industrial neighbors. People who live nearby have asked the state for help, to no avail.

A Sexually Transmitted Disease Is Killing Texas Babies

As congenital syphilis cases soar in the state, especially among infants of color, health officials wonder what it will take to get the public’s attention.

Long Before a Near-Total Ban, Texas Was Home to Most ‘Abortion Deserts’ in U.S.

A state law that took effect Sept. 1 has amounted to a ban for 80% of abortion-seeking Texans. Patients’ driving distance to the nearest abortion clinic is estimated to have increased 14-fold, from an average of 17 miles to 247 miles each way.