MSNBC's Rachel Maddow presents an in-depth report on the women's health crisis in Texas' Rio Grande Valley, a remote four-county region along the Mexican border with some of the poorest cities in the U.S. Maddow explains that Texas lawmakers' 2011 cuts to funding for family planning and preventive services for low-income women closed more than one in four clinics in the Valley. Watch the video
How Long Should Labor Last?
A new study finds that a normal second stage of labor is often longer than previously thought. The findings and new professional guidelines suggest many women and their doctors can safely wait longer before considering interventions like caesarean sections. Read more
At a Glance
"This is far from over."
— Bethany Van Kampen of the Louisiana Abortion Fund, on the ongoing threat of clinic regulations in Louisiana. Read more
Debra Ness, publisher & president, National Partnership
Sarah Lipton-Lubet, associate editor & director of reproductive health programs, National Partnership
Melissa Safford, associate editor & policy advocate for reproductive health, National Partnership
Stephanie Yost, associate editor & reproductive health policy fellow, National Partnership
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