Abortion Law

People rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This is first day of a second legislative special session called by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to pass an restrictive abortion law through the Texas legislature. The first attempt was defeated after opponents of the law were able to stall the vote until after first special session had ended.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Abortion Clinics Struggle To Meet Hospital Privileges Requirement

A federal court has ruled a key portion of the new abortion law set to take effect Tuesday is unconstitutional. A provision in the new law, passed by the state legislature, would have required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.

CBS 11–10/28/2013

People rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin, Texas. This is first day of a second legislative special session called by Texas Gov. Rick Perry to pass an restrictive abortion law through the Texas legislature. The first attempt was defeated after opponents of the law were able to stall the vote until after first special session had ended.  (Photo by Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Judge Expected To Rule On Texas Abortion Law

A federal judge is expected to rule on the constitutionality of a hotly debated Texas law imposing strict limits on abortion before the measure takes effect Tuesday.

10/28/2013

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Court Fight Over Texas Abortion Law Enters 2nd Day

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.

10/22/2013

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Federal Court Mulling Delay Of Texas Abortion Law

The Texas attorney general’s office defended strict new state limits on abortion Monday by arguing at a court hearing that they seek to expressly protect “fetal life,” not just the safety of women terminating pregnancies.

10/21/2013

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Planned Parenthood Files Suit Over Texas Abortion Law

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.

CBS 11–09/27/2013

Texas State Sen. Wendy David (D) speaks at the National Press Club August 5, 2013 in Washington, DC. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Davis Promises Decision On Governor’s Race By Labor Day

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.

08/09/2013

Texas Sen. Wendy Davis (D-Fort Worth) leads a rally in support of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions at the Texas state capitol on July 1, 2013. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Senator Davis: Abortion Law Is ‘Break With Texas Families’

The state senator who became a national sensation for staging a marathon filibuster is calling sweeping new restrictions on abortion “a clear break with Texas families.”

07/18/2013

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Texas Senate Convenes To Debate Abortion Bill

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.

07/12/2013

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Texas Senate On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules

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.

07/12/2013

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Texas Senate Prepares Final Vote On Abortion Bill

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.

07/11/2013

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Abortion Debate Leads To Women’s Health Funding Questions

With the Republican-led Texas legislature expected to pass new restrictions on abortions, Democrats believe the measure will be challenged in court.

CBS 11–07/10/2013

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Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote

The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across the state.

07/09/2013

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