1. TVPA (Trafficking Victims Protection Act) of 2000 is a cornerstone of federal anti-trafficking legislation. It focuses on prosecution, protection, and prevention and has been enthusiastically reauthorized four times with bipartisan support. It expires at the end of September 2017. These bills have been introduced regarding reauthorization:
2. Summary of Texas legislative session and bills passed/blocked that affect women. The paragraph about HB 2858 and its amendment HB 2552 is relevant to trafficking and abortion services. HB 1371 would have allowed minors who are already parents to access birth control without parental consent; it was not passed. Funding for trafficking victims was cut.