Lee Yeakel, a U.S. District Court Judge, issued a final injunction last week against Senate Bill 8, which would have almost completely banned dilation and evacuation, the most common second-trimester abortion method.
According to national opioid statistics, it would appear that Texas does not have a severe opioid abuse problem relative to the rest of the nation. Experts say the data is dangerously misleading, however.
Americans and Texans alike have become more distrustful of the federal government since 2016, according to a Texas Media and Society Survey conducted by the Moody College of Communication’s Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life.
In a critical move for the battle against prescription opioid abuse, Texas awarded the Center for Health Communication a $642,000 contract earlier this month to promote Texas’ Prescription Monitoring Program among drug prescribers.