A federal appeals court has upheld key parts of Texas’s strict anti-abortion law, likely closing most of the abortion clinics in the nation’s second largest state.
An abortion clinic operator has told a federal court that finding doctors is already difficult and that new requirements would force her to begin closing facilities.
As expected, the abortion battle launched in the Texas Legislature with House Bill 2 is now headed to the courts. More than a dozen health care providers filed a federal lawsuit in Austin Friday challenging key provisions of the bill.
Senator Wendy Davis says she’ll make a decision on running for governor by Labor Day. Supporters are encouraging the Fort Worth to make a bid to become Texas’ first Democratic governor since 1994.
Just minutes ago Governor Rick Perry signed into law a piece of legislation that will make abortions after 20 weeks illegal and essentially will shutter the doors of almost every abortion clinic in Texas.
Hundreds of pro-choice supporters, angered over new abortion restrictions set to become law in Texas, are expected to gather at Dallas City Hall Monday evening.
Republicans in the Texas Legislature have passed an omnibus abortion bill that is one of the most restrictive in the nation.
The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions. Vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol.
This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote.
The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law this time.
With the Republican-led Texas legislature expected to pass new restrictions on abortions, Democrats believe the measure will be challenged in court.
A controversial bill to restrict abortions has cleared its first hurdle during the second special session.