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Texas Abortion

Don't Expect Shuttered Abortion Clinics To Reopen Soon

Texas Tribune | Paige Lavender | Posted 06.29.2016 | Politics

While the Supreme Court handed Texas abortion providers a major victory Monday by overturning two key restrictions from the state’s 2013 abortion la...

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,...

Here's How Damn Hard It Is To Provide Abortion Care In Texas

The Huffington Post | Catherine Pearson | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women

On Wednesday, the Supreme Court began hearing oral arguments on one of the most important abortion cases in decades, with the potential to fundamental...

Samantha Bee Schools Anti-Abortion Lawmaker Who Knows Nothing About Abortion

The Huffington Post | Nick Visser | Posted 03.02.2016 | Women

Samantha Bee, newly minted late-night host and "Daily Show" alum, blasted a co-author of the Texas anti-abortion bill due to be heard by the U.S. Supr...

How A Supreme Court Ruling On Abortion Could Wreak Havoc In The States

Reuters | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.16.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court's decision on Friday to hear a challenge to tough abortion restrictions in Texas raises question...

Supreme Court To Hear Abortion Case That Could Erode Roe v. Wade

The Huffington Post | Cristian Farias | Posted 03.01.2016 | Politics

The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case that could further narrow a woman's right to obtain an abortion. The dispute, which the justices adde...

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...

Texas Abortion Sonogram Foes Considering Legal Options

Alexa Ura | Texas Tribune | Posted 06.15.2015 | Politics

Attorneys who represented Texas doctors in a lawsuit against the state’s 2011 abortion sonogram law are considering their legal options following th...

Texas State Senate OKs Latest Set Of Abortion Restrictions

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.26.2015 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Texas state Senate gave preliminary approval on Monday to a set of new restrictions on minors seeking abortions without a pa...

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...

Texas GOP Comes Up With New Ways To Make It Nearly Impossible To Have An Abortion

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 05.15.2015 | Politics

The Texas House of Representatives passed a package of abortion restrictions on Thursday that would make the process for a minor to obtain a “judici...

Texas GOP Lawmaker Hangs 'Former Fetus' Sign Outside His Office In State Capitol

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 03.11.2015 | Politics

As Planned Parenthood lobbied the Texas state Capitol on Wednesday to continue receiving cancer screening grants, state Rep. Jonathan Stickland (R) hu...

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...

Laura Bassett

Map Shows Abortion Access In Texas Now Only For Wealthy Women

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.14.2014 | Politics

A series of draconian anti-abortion laws in Texas has closed all but eight of the 44 clinics that operated across the state in 2013. The remaining cli...

Abortion Rights Groups Ask SCOTUS To Halt Texas Restrictions

Reuters | Posted 12.07.2014 | Politics

By Jon Herskovitz AUSTIN, Texas, Oct 6 (Reuters) - Abortion rights groups filed an application with the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ...

Laura Bassett

Situation In Texas Is 'Urgent' After 13 Abortion Clinics Close Overnight

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.03.2014 | Politics

Thirteen abortion clinics shut down in Texas overnight after a federal appeals court decided to allow a strict new anti-abortion law to go into effect...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Rate Drops Dramatically As New Restrictions Take Effect

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

Since Texas' sweeping new anti-abortion law went into effect last November, the number of legal abortions performed in the state has dropped 13 percen...

Laura Bassett

The Return Of The Back-Alley Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 05.15.2014 | Politics

Across the U.S., laws have forced abortion providers to close. Now, four decades after the Supreme Court upheld a woman's right to choose, pregnant wo...

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

The 9 Worst States For Reproductive Rights In 2013

HuffingtonPost.com | Laura Bassett | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

While 2011 went down in history as the worst year for women's reproductive rights, 2013 has officially become the second worst, as Republican state la...

Tough News From Texas -- But the Fight Is Far From Over

Cecile Richards | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Cecile Richards

Access to reproductive health care should never depend on your zip code -- and from statehouses to courthouses to the ballot box, we are going to continue the fight to make sure it doesn't.

10 Things We'd Lose If Texas Actually Seceded

The Huffington Post | Shadee Ashtari | Posted 07.07.2015 | Politics

A year ago this week, more than 125,000 people signed a secession petition asking the Obama administration to “Peacefully grant the State of Texas t...

Katy Hall

Women In These 16 States Face An Additional Obstacle To Getting An Abortion

HuffingtonPost.com | Katy Hall | Posted 11.11.2013 | Politics

A new U.S. Supreme Court decision has blocked a challenge to the Oklahoma Supreme Court's ruling that a state law effectively banning medical abortion...