Throughout the 86th Legislative Session, the Texas Campaign advocated for policies that would reduce rates of unintended pregnancy among Texas youth. In a session that largely focused on school finance and property tax, we nevertheless saw some victories, including improved funding for reproductive health programs, improved notification processes in the Healthy Texas Women program, and the defeat of a harmful bill that would have put significant burdens on schools implementing sex education. Additionally, we supported progress on bills that would have added contraception to the Children’s Health Insurance Program, streamlined enrollment into reproductive health programs for young adults, and allowed teen parents to consent to contraception. While these bills didn’t ultimately pass into law, we secured bipartisan support at the committee or House level.
To learn more about the Texas Campaign’s work in the 86th Legislative session, download our Legislative Priorities document.