covers higher education at The Texas Tribune and is a rising senior at the University of Texas. Raga has worked as a reporting fellow at the Tribune, a reporting intern in the Houston Chronicle’s Austin bureau, and a news desk editor and city and state reporter for The Daily Texan. She’s also a journalism coach for the Moody College of Communication’s writing program and the board chair of media and public relations for the Indian Students Association.
Expectant mothers across the state are worried about finding baby supplies or giving birth alone. So far, Texas hospitals have sharply restricted their visitor policies, but none have prohibited visitors in delivery rooms. Full Story
Attorney General Ken Paxton said this week that abortions should not be performed unless the mother's life is in danger, saying health care capacity needs to be preserved for COVID-19 patients. Full Story
The warning comes one day after Gov. Greg Abbott ordered health care facilities and professionals to postpone all procedures that are deemed “not medically necessary” as the state gears up for an influx of patients with COVID-19. Full Story
President Donald Trump issued guidelines suggesting people avoid groups larger than 10 people. Last week, Gov. Greg Abbott directed state agencies to provide flexible and remote work options to employees. But many government workers still don't have the option. Full Story
An anti-abortion group and conservative elected officials have framed Tinslee Lewis' case as a "right to life" issue. But medical experts say continuing care is hurting the baby and doctors need protections to make these kinds of decisions. Full Story