The Delta variant now accounts for 99 percent of COVID-19 cases worldwide. With Delta’s contagious profile, public health experts are encouraging people to get vaccinated, because vaccination remains one of the best defenses against the virus. Vulnerable populations, including pregnant women, are especially encouraged to get vaccinated. Here we break down the latest COVID-19 vaccine […]
City Council Unanimously In Favor Of Funding Abortion — Now Meet The Groups Providing Practical Support To Austinites
In our last blog post, we talked about the Austin community members’ recent demand for the City Council to continue the practical support program for people seeking abortions, historically implemented last year. While $150,000 was allocated to the program, reproductive rights groups and advocates called for local officials not only to continue providing that funding […]
Last year, Austin made history when the City Council approved a first-of-its-kind budget amendment that allocated $150,000 in funding to provide practical support, like childcare, transportation, and other logistical needs to people seeking abortions.