You're a public health policymaker in Texas. Teenage girls in the state are getting knocked up at an alarming rate, then they're having babies and getting knocked up again. The data, along with the bulk of the scientific literature, suggest that the state's longstanding strategy of telling kids not ... More >>
Per the rules of the Texas legislature's special session, Governor Rick Perry can add any agenda items that he thinks need to be addressed, with abortion taking a pretty comfortable lead over anything else. Otherwise, any bills the legislators file right now are in free-floating purgatory. In a sho ... More >>
Dallas wants to close the book on abstinence-only education. Texas keeps getting in the way.
Congratulations, Texas! After a lot of hard work and many long nights, we're number one in the nation for repeat teen births. According to the Centers for Disease Control, which released a new report on April 2, in 2010, 22 percent of Texas teenagers aged 15-19 who gave birth were delivering their ... More >>
Texas parents beware: your children are being "imperiled" by "abortion peddlers" who want to teach them "sex education." No. No, they're not. Although at some point someone might want to teach them to put a condom on a banana, and conservative lawmakers, predictably, want to make damn sure that per ... More >>
The central question posed in this week's cover story is this: Can teaching rebellious young girls how to become old-school "ladies" save them from a cycle of teen pregnancy and poverty?Teen pregnancy is a riddle in Texas, a state that has the second-highest teen birthrate in the country behind Cali ... More >>
Drag your teen to cupcake class
Partisan Thumbs brings political quilts to the Women's
Battling the highest teen pregnancy rate in the nation, Texas counselors have their work cut out
You better watch out, you better not cry, better not pout, I'm telling you why: A statue of a crucified pregnant teenager is coming to town. Not any time soon mind you, but that is the plan of Danish artist Jens Galschit, who debuted the statute outside Copenhagen's Lutheran cathedral to commemorate ... More >>
Tuesday, August 16, at Gypsy Tea Room's "Tea Room"
Here's to the Mourning (Lava)
Deuces Wild tries for retro chic but comes up a few cards short
Maybe it's the parents who are crazy
Baby, hit 'em one more time.