Tag: Oklahoma

Here’s What It’s Like to Flee Texas and Drive 200 Miles for an Abortion

Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox? Sign up here. FORT WORTH, Texas — It took Jasmine and her boyfriend, Alex, 20 minutes to drive back to their apartment from the local abortion clinic. It should have been a short, easy drive.  But Jasmine was six weeks and one day into her pregnancy, […]

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Severe Weather Sweeps Across Southern Plains, Producing at Least Two Tornadoes

A band of severe weather moving across Oklahoma late Sunday and into Monday spawned at least two tornadoes and prompted a wave of warnings, a weather official said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or deaths. The first tornado was reported about three miles north-northwest of Gore, Okla., in Sequoyah County, according to 4029 […]

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Indian Health Service Reverses Policy on Black Natives

The Indian Health Service announced this week that Black Native Americans in the Seminole Nation, known as the Freedmen, will now be eligible for health care through the federal agency, which previously denied them coronavirus vaccinations and other care. The shift in policy comes as the Biden administration and members of Congress are pressuring the […]

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‘They Don’t Understand That We’re Real People’

The Daily is made by Lisa Tobin, Rachel Quester, Lynsea Garrison, Annie Brown, Clare Toeniskoetter, Paige Cowett, Michael Simon Johnson, Brad Fisher, Larissa Anderson, Wendy Dorr, Chris Wood, Jessica Cheung, Stella Tan, Alexandra Leigh Young, Lisa Chow, Eric Krupke, Marc Georges, Luke Vander Ploeg, M.J. Davis Lin, Austin Mitchell, Neena Pathak, Dan Powell, Dave Shaw, […]

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With Abortion Largely Banned in Texas, an Oklahoma Clinic Is Inundated

OKLAHOMA CITY — On a windy Tuesday morning, the parking lot outside a small brick building on the Southside of Oklahoma City was filling up fast. The first to arrive, a red truck shortly before 8 a.m., was from Texas. So was the second and the third. The building houses one of Oklahoma’s four abortion […]

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