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Abortion Law

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

(credit: CBS 11 NEWS)

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

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

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

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

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

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

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

The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Schedules Abortion Bill Vote

Texas Republicans on Monday pushed on with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they were prevented from passing last month.

07/08/2013

(credit: AP Photo)

State House Ready For Crowd & Abortion Bill Vote

Thousands of people may converge on the Texas State Capitol once again next week. Next Tuesday the full House is expected to vote on House Bill 2, the bill enacting harsh abortion restrictions.

CBS 11–07/03/2013

(credit: Annie Potasznik)

Texas House Committee Approves Abortion Restrictions

After hours of emotional testimony that stretched late through the night, the Texas House State Affairs Committee approved controversial bills adding new restrictions on abortions, by a margin of 8-3.

CBS 11–07/03/2013

U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) speaks during a hearing before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (credit: Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Cruz: Despite Filibuster, Texas Opposes Abortion

Firebrand U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz said Friday that most Texans still oppose abortion, despite the national stir caused by a Democratic filibuster “and a handful off protesters” in the state Senate this week that blocked a sweeping bill to further limit the procedure.

06/28/2013

Sen. Rodney Ellis assists Sen. Wendy Davis with a back brace, which later resulted in her second warning during the filibuster. (credit: Statesman.com, Alberto Martinez)

Abortion Bill Filibuster Broken

Texas’ lieutenant governor late Tuesday suspended a senator’s filibuster against wide-ranging abortion restrictions, but Democrats moved quickly to appeal the decision and set off a parliamentary fight over the rules.

CBS 11–06/25/2013

Senate Bill 5, the controversial Texas bill that would enact wide-ranging restrictions on abortions, is introduced on June 25. Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis stands to speak at 11:18 a.m. Davis is expected to deliver a 12+ hour speech in order to block the bill’s passage. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Democratic Fort Worth Senator Filibusters Against Abortion Bill

Wearing pink tennis shoes to prepare for more than 12 consecutive hours of standing, Fort Worth Senator Wendy Davis began her one-woman filibuster to block a GOP-led effort that would effectively close most state abortion clinics.

06/25/2013

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