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Houston representative introduces abortion care training bill

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Tomorrow is the one-year anniversary of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, which stripped federal abortion protections and led to conservative states enacting severe abortion bans and restrictions — which has created challenges for Texas medical students. Why it matters: Students now must travel out of state to learn comprehensive abortion care in a…

U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher opens office in Sugar Land

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6.10 Sugar Land DO Opening

U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher recently opened a new district office in Sugar Land. A ribbon cutting and open house were held at the new office located in the Offices at Kensington, 1600 Highway 6, Suite 455 in Sugar Land. Fletcher’s Central Houston Office is located at 3700 Buffalo Speedway, Suite 610 in Houston. Fletcher was first elected in 2018 to represent Texas District 7, which…

U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher announces $1.4 million for Black mothers, infants

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U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) announced in a press conference on Tuesday a program that provides $1.4 million in funding for the health of black mothers and infants. The black maternal & child health program directly addresses the pregnancy-related mortality risks among black women stemming among other factors from inadequate and inaccessible care before, during, and after…

$1.4 million in federal funding to address increased number of Black pregnant mother deaths in Harris County

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher held a news conference on Tuesday to discuss the $1.4 million in federal funding given to help Harris County’s Black Maternal and Child Health Program. The United States has the highest maternal mortality rate of all developed countries, and Black mothers in Harris County are 1.4 times more likely to die during pregnancy and…

U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher announces $1.4 million for Black mothers, infants

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HOUSTON (KIAH)- U.S. Rep. Lizzie Fletcher (D-Houston) announced in a press conference on Tuesday a program that provides $1.4 million in funding for the health of black mothers and infants. The black maternal & child health program directly addresses the pregnancy-related mortality risks among black women stemming among other factors from inadequate and inaccessible care before,…

Federal Funding, Advocacy & Flood Resiliency for the Greater West Houston Region

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On April 12th, the West Houston Association hosted our Federal Issues Luncheon featuring Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher of Texas’ 7th Congressional District. Congressional District 7 spans across a large portion of the Greater West Houston region overlapping parts of both Harris and Fort Bend Counties. WHA Board Member Alia Vinson (Allen Boone Humphries Robinson,…

How Democrats plan to fight abortion pill restrictions

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Democrats are gearing up for a fight over the right to access abortion pills. Over half of US abortions are performed using medication, and abortion access, already restricted in the wake of Roe v. Wade being overturned, is now again at risk. Two federal courts have now issued conflicting rulings on the Food and Drug Administration’s 2000 decision to approve…

House Democrats to introduce bill to shore up abortion pill access after Texas ruling

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WASHINGTON — Democratic lawmakers are mobilizing in the wake of the decision in Texas that threw access to the so-called abortion pill into flux Friday, introducing legislation Monday to protect access to the most widely used form of abortion in the U.S. Reps. Pat Ryan of New York and Lizzie Fletcher of Texas will introduce the Protecting Reproductive Freedom Act on Monday during a pro…

Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher on front lines of fight over abortion rights, and more on Houston Newsmakers

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Voting rights are in danger and so are the reproductive rights of women. That’s some of what Congresswoman Lizzie Fletcher (D) 7th said on this week’s Houston Newsmakers with Khambrel Marshall. She is the Whip of the Pro-Choice Democratic Caucus in the House of Representatives. She says the work that needs to be done nationally and in the state of Texas. “There was a poll that came out…