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Supreme Court Stops Parts Of Texas Abortion Law

AP | Posted 10.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday blocked key parts of a 2013 law in Texas that had closed all but eight facilities providing abor...

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 | 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...

Federal Judge Blocks Harsh Texas Abortion Restricitions

AP | PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.29.2014 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge Friday threw out new Texas abortion restrictions that would have effectively closed more than a dozen clinics s...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Clinics Receive Last-Minute Reprieve | 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 ...

Texas Abortion Law Could Send Women Across Borders

AP | By JUAN CARLOS LLORCA and PAUL J. WEBER | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute ...

Laura Bassett

Texas Abortion Law Faces New Legal Challenge | 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 | 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....

Federal Court Reviewing Controversial Abortion Law

AP | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

BY MICHAEL KUNZELMAN, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS NEW ORLEANS (AP) — A federal appeals court is set to review a Texas law that led to the closing of man...

Strict Abortion Law Leaves Women With Few Options

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON and CHRISTOPHER SHERMAN | Posted 11.01.2013 | Politics

HARLINGEN, Texas -- HARLINGEN, Texas (AP) — In a Texas abortion clinic, about a dozen women waited Friday to see the doctor, already aware that they...

Texas AG Files Emergency Appeal Of Ruling Against Abortion Restrictions

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 12.29.2013 | Politics

LUBBOCK, Texas — LUBBOCK, Texas (AP) — The only abortion clinic in a 300-mile swath of West Texas can resume taking appointments after a feder...

Judge Declares Texas Abortion Restrictions Unconstitutional

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 12.28.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — New abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and will not take effect a...

Judge To Rule On Controversial Abortion Law's Fate

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal judge says he'll rule on the legality of Texas' strict new abortion law before it can take effect ne...

Federal Court Mulls Delay Of Texas Abortion Bill

AP | WILL WEISSERT | Posted 12.21.2013 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — After a summer filibuster only managed to temporarily delay passage of tough new Texas abortion restricti...

Laura Bassett

Texas Sued Over Abortion Law Wendy Davis Tried To Block | 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.

Texas Republican Thinks Wendy Davis Should Foot Bill For Special Sessions

The Huffington Post | Danielle Schlanger | Posted 08.02.2013 | Politics

Though the abortion war in Texas may be on a break, there is a hefty bill from the special sessions that closed out the Legislature, and one Republica...

Laura Bassett

Six-Week Abortion Ban Introduced In Texas | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.19.2013 | Politics

The same day Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) signed a bill that may lead to the closure of most abortion clinics in the state, Republican state legislators ...

Texas Theocracy: Today They Destroyed the Republican Party

Vivian Norris | Posted 09.17.2013 | Politics
Vivian Norris

God was nowhere near the signing of that bill into law today in Texas -- nor was the Constitution of the United States of America.

Pelosi Speaks Out On Texas Abortion Law

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.18.2013 | Politics

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) spoke out on Texas' controversial abortion law, telling MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell that measures like the o...

How Texas Just Made Miscarriages Even Worse

Jason Stanford | Posted 09.14.2013 | Politics
Jason Stanford

To understand why Texas' new anti-abortion law is an invasion of privacy, you have to know my friend. It's a sad story, and despite what Texas Republicans might claim, it has nothing to do with abortion.

Perry Defends Contentious Abortion Law

Reuters | Posted 09.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, July 14 (Reuters) - Governor Rick Perry on Sunday defended a measure passed by the Texas legislature to ban most abortions after 20 week...