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Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Dear Texas Republicans, now is not the time.

Isabella Briseño, Staff Writer

March 30, 2020

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, communities and local governments are taking various measures to reduce strain on health care providers. Texas Governor Greg Abbott had already ordered health care facilities to postpone any procedures deemed not medically necessary, and on Monday, Texas Attorney G...

Students disagree on abortion debate

Students for Planned Parenthood stand in Students For Life demonstration.

Joseph Torres

April 16, 2019

Students For Life (SFL) at UTSA displayed panels showcasing information related to Planned Parenthood on April 9. This demonstration included a pro-life panel discussion designed to answer questions for any student seeking further information on their stance. The demonstration was met with protestors...

Empowerland: A map of organizations in the San Antonio area

Empowerland: A map of organizations in the San Antonio area

Sydney Lamoureux

March 29, 2018

  1. Girls Inc. Founded in 1864, this nationwide organization focuses on educating and promoting confidence in girls ages 6-18. The San Antonio branch actively gives support and opportunity to girls of all demographics to help them reach their full and healthy potential. In partnership with...

‘Legislate This!’ raises money for Planned Parenthood

Raquel Zuniga, The Paisano

Raquel Zuniga

February 8, 2017

Legislate This! is a burlesque show that fundraises money for Planned Parenthood. The show began when Rick Perry was elected governor of Texas. “Tired of being marginalized and looked down upon for having a vagina, I did the best thing I could think of: hosting a benefit fundraiser for Planned Paren...

Students unite for reproductive rights with new organiztion

Photo Courtesy Students United for Planned Parenthood

Raquel E. Alonzo

September 14, 2016

Students United for Planned Parenthood (SUPP) is an organization at UTSA that advocates for reproductive rights and educates people on why it is important to fund Planned Parenthood. This movement was started by the Planned Parenthood Generation Action which is a super PAC to get young adults across coll...

Planned Parenthood battles zoning on Babcock

September 1, 2015

The newest Planned Parenthood of South Texas facility has begun operations on 2140 Babcock Road. Protestors, including both residents and organizations like the San Antonio Family Association (SAFA), have attempted to use TRAP laws in order to prevent the facility’s continued operati...

Bills seek to improve women’s health, but limit number of health clinics

April 9, 2013

Two bills have been proposed in the Texas Legislature that, if passed, would severely restrict abortion access for Texas women.The first, SB 537, “would require all abortion clinics in Texas to meet the same physical requirements as ambulatory surgical centers, even if they do not perform surgical abo...

Planned Parenthood dropped from Women’s Health Program

January 16, 2013

A state district judge on Friday denied Planned Parenthood’s appeal to retain its government funding as a part of the Women’s Health Program (WHP). Judge Stephen Yelenosky said the appeal filed by Planned Parenthood was unlikely to succeed at trial since federal funds were no longer an issue ...