The Nuestro Texas campaign shined a spotlight on lack of access to reproductive health care in the Lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. One of the poorest regions in the US and home to a large population of immigrants and Latinos, the Valley has some of the most profound barriers to health care in the entire country. It also has a highly organized network of women fighting for their human right to reproductive health care. Nuestro Texas supported the women of the Valley as they demanded policies from the federal government and Texas legislature that promote health and building stronger families and communities.
In March 2014, the wake of Texas House Bill 2 led to the shuttering of the only abortion clinic in McAllen, and the last in the Rio Grande Valley which significantly increased the costs, time, and travel distance for women with already limited resources seeking abortions. This forced a roughly four-hour, 240-mile trip to San Antonio or a five-hour, 310-mile trip to Austin to access safe abortion.