June 5, 2023
Access & Coverage | Tea Leaves
  • On Friday, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law a bill that bars transgender kids from getting puberty blockers and hormone therapies, though the new law could face legal challenges before it takes effect on September 1. Senate Bill 14’s passage brings to the finish line a legislative priority for the Republican Party of Texas, which opposes any efforts to validate transgender identities. Trans kids, their parents, and LGBTQ advocacy groups fiercely oppose the law, and some have vowed to stop it from going into effect. (Article here)
  • College campuses nationwide are installing vending machines to distribute emergency contraception such as Plan B. The push for campus vending machines to dispense the pregnancy-preventing medication has grown since the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade last year. So far, emergency contraception vending machines are installed at more than three dozen college campuses nationwide. (Article here)