Mary Tuma

Mary Tuma is a Texas-based freelance journalist who covers reproductive rights. Her reporting has appeared in The GuardianViceThe New York Times, the Texas ObserverRewire News GroupThe Austin ChronicleThe Progressive, Ms.HuffPostSalon, and others.

Kate Cox.

For the First Time in 50 Years, a Judge Has Decided Whether One Woman Could Get an Abortion For the First Time in 50 Years, a Judge Has Decided Whether One Woman Could Get an Abortion

Kate Cox, whose fetus is fatally diseased and threatening her life, had to ask a Texas judge to allow her to terminate her pregnancy. The judge agreed.

Dec 8, 2023 / Mary Tuma

Six plaintiffs in Zurawski v. Texas stand in front of Texas's Travis County Civil and Family Courts Facility Under the court's name and seal.

Texas Is “Hell-Bent” on Preventing Pregnant Patients From Getting Life-Saving Abortion Care Texas Is “Hell-Bent” on Preventing Pregnant Patients From Getting Life-Saving Abortion Care

Hours after a Texas judge ruled in favor of expanding abortion access to patients facing life-threatening complications, the state appealed the decision, blocking it from taking e...

Aug 14, 2023 / Mary Tuma

What the Brutal Death of Gabriella Gonzalez Tells Us About Domestic Violence Post-“Roe”

What the Brutal Death of Gabriella Gonzalez Tells Us About Domestic Violence Post-“Roe” What the Brutal Death of Gabriella Gonzalez Tells Us About Domestic Violence Post-“Roe”

Texas’s extreme abortion and gun laws have left victims of intimate partner violence more vulnerable than ever.

May 26, 2023 / Editorial / Mary Tuma

Amanda Zurawski

Time Is Running Out for Texas Republicans to Clarify Exceptions in Their New Abortion Law Time Is Running Out for Texas Republicans to Clarify Exceptions in Their New Abortion Law

With just a few weeks remaining in Texas’s legislative session, the GOP has yet to clarify what constitutes a medical emergency in its extreme abortion ban.

May 16, 2023 / Mary Tuma

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How One Progressive City Is Fighting to Decriminalize Abortion How One Progressive City Is Fighting to Decriminalize Abortion

As part of a growing movement, municipalities like Austin are finding ways to protect their most vulnerable citizens in a post-Roe world.

Aug 15, 2022 / Mary Tuma

The Texas Abortion Ban Could Usher in a Wave of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

The Texas Abortion Ban Could Usher in a Wave of Pregnancy-Related Deaths The Texas Abortion Ban Could Usher in a Wave of Pregnancy-Related Deaths

“When you deny people the opportunity to have a safe abortion procedure and replace it with the higher risk of continuing pregnancies, more people are going to die.”

Jan 13, 2022 / Mary Tuma

Texas Abortion Providers Are “Hitting Their Limits”

Texas Abortion Providers Are “Hitting Their Limits” Texas Abortion Providers Are “Hitting Their Limits”

Clinic staff are “very worried” about the stability of their jobs, explained one provider. And turning away patient after patient is taking its toll.

Oct 14, 2021 / Mary Tuma

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