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Your Title Goes HereAbortion-Rights Organizations Are Working Overtime In Texas As SB8 Remains In Place

Lulu Garcia-Navarro speaks with Rosann Mariapurram, executive director of Jane’s Due Process, a grassroots organization in Texas that helps people under 18 access abortion care.

NPR, September 2021

Abortions are now all but impossible to get for minors in Texas

Texas is one of 37 states that requires parental consent for abortion. If minors can’t get that, they have to go through a legal process that means most would miss the six-week deadline.

The 19th News, September 2021

Texas' Abortion Law Traps Desperate Teenagers

As long as the law, known as Senate Bill 8, stands, abortion is going to be unavailable to some of the state’s most vulnerable teenagers.

New York Times, September 2021

I Had An Abortion in Texas as a Teen. What Comes Now for Girls Like Me?

HK Gray, 21, is an advocacy fellow with Jane’s Due Process, an organization that helps teens in Texas access birth control and abortion. Here, she spoke to Elite Daily’s Rhyma Castillo about what it’s like on the ground in Texas after SB8 passed, and the future of reproductive rights for teens in the state.

Elite Daily, September 2021

Pro-Choice Groups Speak Out as Texas Republicans Push to Limit Abortions

“Folks know these are unconstitutional, and they still keep trying to pass them,” Mariappuram said. “I think it really shows that they don’t believe in constitutional rights.”

Dallas Observer, April 2021

Taking Aim at Abortion, Texas Republicans Want Attorneys to Represent Fetuses

“Young people have a right to bodily autonomy,” she told the House Committee on Judiciary and Civil Jurisprudence, noting that abortion was already a “constitutionally protected right that minors have.”

Dallas Observer, April 2021

Texas Senate Speeds This Year's Abortion Bills Through Lege

In a first-in-the-nation move, the city of Austin stepped up even before the pandemic to begin investing in abortion support services, and its funding allowed JDP to respond to the surge. “We don’t know what we would have done without it,” Rosann Mariappuram, JDP’s executive director, tells the Chronicle. “It was really incredible to be able to respond to the huge increase in need here in Austin with help from our Council.” Of course, the Texas Legislature wants to change that, and legislation to stifle such funding advanced in the Senate this week.

Austin Chronicle, April 2021


When Abortion Meets Immigration: How I Help The Undocumented Obtain An Abortion

Jane’s Due Process client services manager Irma Garcia writes about what it means to help undocumented teens access abortion.

August 2020

How Teens Can Get Birth Control Without Their Parents Finding Out—Even in a Pandemic

Jane’s Due Process helps teens in Texas and beyond access birth control, STI testing and treatment, and other family planning services.

Rewire, August 2020

4 People Fighting to Save Abortion Access in Texas Explain What's At Stake

“The potential impact of this ban was even worse for teens than it was for adults.” – Rosann Mariappuram, Executive Director, Jane’s Due Process

SELF Magazine, June 2020

Austin Approves Contract to Assist Women Seeking Abortions

During their meeting on Thursday, the Austin City Council unanimously approved a $150,000 contract for Jane’s Due Process, an organization that assists pregnant minors in obtaining abortions.

The Texan, June 2020

On TikTok, Gen Z Takes on Trump—and Abortion Lies

Young people on TikTok are creating videos to offer a glimpse of their struggles and opinions with videos that discuss abortion, mental illness, or their political beliefs.

Rewire, June 2020

I went to Christian summer camp and left an abortion activist

I was 17, I needed an abortion in Dallas, and I didn’t have the consent of my parents. I knew for sure that I wanted an abortion, but I didn’t know how to access care.

Rewire, May 2020

This Is How Texas’ COVID-19 Abortion Ban Uniquely Burdens Teens

As the COVID-19 pandemic grips our country and world, elected officials in Texas and across the country are using the crisis to further their anti-abortion agenda. 

Rewire, April 2020

Reproductive Justice Advocates Speak: 'We Must Fight for a Future that Includes All of Us'

Jane’s Due Process executive director Rosann Mariappuram and four other reproductive justice leaders break down how we can bring comprehensive and affordable abortion care to the most marginalized among us.

Colorlines, January 2020

Judges deny abortion care to teens

Minors seeking abortions without notifying their parents in states that require it are denied by judges as much as 13% of the time, suggests a new CU Boulder-led study published Jan. 16 in the American Journal of Public Health.

CU Boulder Today, January 2020

Jane's Due Process deploys text hotline in its work on reproductive rights

Texas-basd non-profit uses technology from Smooch to get difficult conversations started with pregnant teens in ways that feel familiar and comfortable to them. 

Diginomica, February 2019