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El Paso: share your reproductive health care experiences

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Access to reproductive health care in Texas is once again in the spotlight as a controversial abortion restriction measure quickly moves through the Texas Legislature. 

The new legislation, Senate Bill 8, would ban abortion after six weeks of pregnancy and allow any person to sue those who “aid and abet” the provision of abortions.  Aside from that, Texas officials have attempted to cut state funding for programs connected to reproductive health care, including breast and cervical cancer screenings and contraceptive access, and Texas is among the worst states in terms of reproductive health and rights according to the Population Institute’s 50 State Report Card.

El Paso, we want to hear about your experiences accessing reproductive health care. We want to know whether you have ever struggled to obtain reproductive health care, and are interested in your opinions about proposed abortion legislation in Texas.

Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts via the form below.

If you have any questions, you can reach reporter René Kladzyk at rkladzyk@elpasomatters.org

Cover photo: Dori Nillo, a mammography technician at Professional Radiology, shows an image of a breast taken during a mammogram. (Corrie Boudreaux/El Paso Matters)

René Kladzyk

René Kladzyk is a musician and writer based in El Paso. She performs original music as Ziemba, and has written for publications including Teen Vogue, i-D, and The Creative Independent. Her new album came out on Sister Polygon Records in September 2020, and she is hopeful that we’ll be able to enjoy live music together IRL again soon enough.

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