Texas Republicans attack Planned Parenthood with a $1.8 billion lawsuit to close Planned Parenthood clinics.
Texas ranks last in the America for women's prenatal healthcare. Where did Republicans file their lawsuit against Planned Parenthood? With Matthew Kacsmaryk, a Trump appointee who tried to remove mifepristone, a drug used in more than half of all US abortions, from the market. - Vox
A 13 year old girl was raped and forced to have a baby because her mother could not afford to travel out of state to get her an abortion. - Time
Texas Ranked Worst State for Access to Prenatal, Maternal Care - Texas Medical Association
Leonard Leo, Opus Dei and the Radical Catholic Takeover of the Supreme Court - Church and State
Republicans judge shop to have their cases heard by Kacsmaryk who is notorious for his brash approach and extreme right wing lean.
Connect the dots for yourself with this StoryMap to see how Republicans wage war on women's freedoms by stacking the courts with religious extremists, and how to fight back. Elections have consequences! Read on to see how this story was crafted.
Robbing women of their freedoms
Texas Is suing Planned Parenthood for $1.8B Over $17M in Medicaid Payments. The case is being heard by a far right judge who recently ruled to shut down access to abortion drug mifepristone. In all, the state is suing for a whopping $1.8 billion — enough to bankrupt the three Planned Parenthood affiliates in Texas several times over, according to The Texas Tribune. This is almost as much as Planned Parenthood, its political arm, and its affiliates made in revenue in the last fiscal year overall, with $1.9 billion in revenue, and is more than the organization had in expenses all year. - TruthOut
Texas Ranked Worst State for Access to Prenatal, Maternal Care
"Texas ranks 50th among all states in access to high-quality prenatal and maternal care, and one of the main reasons is the difficulties women face in getting health care coverage both before and after their hospital stay to give birth. It is last among the 50 states in the percentage of women 18 to 44 years of age who have health insurance (73.6%) and who have a primary care physician (57%). The lack of coverage among women of child-bearing age reflects the larger lack of coverage statewide. Texas has the highest rate of people without health insurance, at 17.3%, according to U.S. Census data." - TexMed
Interactive storytelling with data
This story connects the different elements from the terrible healthcare in Texas, Republican attacks on Planned Parenthood, similarities to the plight of women in the Handmaid's Tale and how readers should get prepared to vote to fight the Republican War on Women. This StoryMap was created in a day with free software and ArcGIS Online which costs nonprofits about $15/month. The story is designed to be visually appealing, interactive and informative.
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Details as a relationship map created with the free Kumu app which shows similarities of Republican war on women.
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TakeAway: Help people to connect the dots for themselves, see how they are being robbed of their freedoms and what they can do about it.
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