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