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Texas Abortion Law

Texas Governor Admits Anti-Abortion Law Was About Restricting Abortion

The Huffington Post | Marina Fang | Posted 06.28.2016 | Politics

After the Supreme Court on Monday struck down his state's law that would have shuttered dozens of abortion clinics, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott (R) condemn...

Any Self-Respecting Supreme Court Would Have Struck Down the Texas Abortion Law

Andy Schmookler | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics
Andy Schmookler

The essential fact in this Texas abortion case is this: that the purpose of the law was transparently to prevent women from exercising a right that the Supreme Court has declared that the Constitution grants them.

Supreme Court Set To Issue Major Abortion Ruling

Reuters | Adam Goldberg | Posted 06.27.2016 | Politics

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court is due on Monday to issue its first major abortion ruling since 2007 against a backdr...

5 Ways Texas' Draconian Abortion Laws Actively Hurt Women

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.17.2016 | Women

The United States Supreme Court is now considering the fate of Texas' House Bill 2, or HB2, one of the most restrictive abortion laws in this country,...

How Justice Ginsburg Walked All Over Texas' Restrictive Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.03.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- For the first time in history, the U.S. Supreme Court heard a major abortion rights case with three women on the bench. Justices Ruth Ba...

Anti-Abortion Strategy Of Focusing On Clinics Came 'Out Of Nowhere'

Reuters | Chloe Angyal | Posted 02.28.2016 | Politics

When the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday hears a major abortion case for the first time in nearly a decade, the regulations at issue will not involve ...

Obama Administration Wants The Supreme Court To Strike Down Texas Abortion Law

Reuters | Marina Fang | Posted 01.04.2016 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Obama administration on Monday urged the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down a Texas abortion law that has shuttered n...

Texas Puts An 'Undue Burden' On Women's Choice, Abortion Clinics Tell Supreme Court

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.31.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Texas abortion regulations do not improve medical safety and reduce access to the procedure, women's healthcare provide...

The Supreme Court Could Take Its First Abortion Case In 9 Years

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.05.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court hasn’t heard an abortion case in nine years. But pro-choice activists are hoping they’ll decide this fall to take ...

Report: Abortion Restrictions Led to Longer Wait Times

Texas Tribune | Samantha Lachman | Posted 10.05.2015 | Politics

Wait times to get an abortion in Texas have grown in some metropolitan areas, a trend that could be felt statewide if the U.S. Supreme Court allows...

With Next Term Looming, Supreme Court Justices Mull New Cases

Reuters | Igor Bobic | Posted 09.28.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 28 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's nine justices meet behind closed doors on Monday ahead of the Oct. 5 beginning of their new t...

Abortion Rights Groups File Motion To Halt Key Provisions In Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

Several women's health providers filed a motion on Wednesday seeking to halt a U.S. appeals court decision a day earlier allowing Texas to impose rest...

Samantha Lachman

Many Clinics Likely To Close As Federal Appeals Court Upholds Texas Abortion Restrictions

HuffingtonPost.com | Samantha Lachman | Posted 06.10.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld some of the most onerous parts of a Texas abortion law, which is...

Texas State Senate Panel OKs Restrictions On Minors Seeking Abortions

Texas Tribune | Alexa Ura | Posted 05.20.2015 | Politics

Minors seeking abortions in Texas without parental consent will face a tougher set of legal hurdles under legislation already approved by the House an...

Appeals Court Hearing Challenge To Texas Abortion Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 03.07.2015 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Texas abortion rights advocates will be in a U.S. appeals court this week to challenge s...

Abortion in Texas: The 'Small Fraction'

Fran Moreland Johns | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Fran Moreland Johns

With the closing of 13 abortion clinics in Texas, one out of six Texas women seeking an abortion will have to travel 150 miles or more. But one out of six? That's only a small fraction, according to the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Laura Bassett

GOP Chair Dodges Tough Questions About Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.06.2014 | Politics

Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, tried Sunday to defend the Texas anti-abortion law that shut down 13 clinics this week....

Anti-Abortion Leader Admits New Clinic Laws Are Not About Safety

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.02.2014 | Politics

The anti-abortion movement has long claimed that the aim of passing new abortion clinic regulations is to protect women's health and safety. But a lea...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Clinics Receive Last-Minute Reprieve

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

In May of 2013, Texas had 41 licensed abortion clinics to serve its more than 5 million women of reproductive age. On Monday, if a major provision of ...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Law Faces New Legal Challenge

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

Just days after a federal appeals court upheld two parts of a sweeping anti-abortion law in Texas that would force many clinics to shut down, the Cent...

Planned Parenthood To Open New Abortion Clinic As Texas Law Closes Others

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2014 | Politics

By Lisa Maria Garza DALLAS, March 27 (Reuters) - Planned Parenthood will open a $5 million surgical abortion facility in San Antonio i...

Laura Bassett

2 More Texas Abortion Clinics Shut Down Because Of New Anti-Abortion Law

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Two abortion clinics on Thursday join the growing list of Texas providers shutting down because of restrictions passed by the state legislature last s...

Texas' Abortion Law Is Driving Women To Extremes

The Texas Observer | Posted 02.26.2014 | Politics

The 20-week abortion ban forced one woman to pawn her wedding ring and flee to Arkansas to terminate her pregnancy....

Laura Bassett

Texas Sued Over Abortion Law Wendy Davis Tried To Block

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 09.27.2013 | Politics

Three major civil liberties and women's groups filed a lawsuit on Friday against the new Texas abortion law that state Sen. Wendy Davis famously delay...

Abortion: Doctors Know Best but Politicians Ignore Them

Steve Heilig | Posted 10.21.2013 | Politics
Steve Heilig

Before you vote, study the science, or if that is too hard, listen to those who have. And once you know the facts, have the courage to break with your less-informed, ideologically-bound colleagues. Please.