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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

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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

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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

Demonstrators fill the Texas House chamber, both in protest and support of a bill with tough abortion restrictions. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Texas Legislators On Verge Of Passing Abortion Law

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.

06/24/2013

The Texas State Capitol building. (credit: Jeff Haynes/AFP/Getty Images)

House Committee Approves New State Abortion Regs

A Texas House committee has approved new restrictions on abortions in the state, after cutting short an 11-hour hearing and denying hundreds of people the opportunity to testify against them.

06/21/2013

Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst testifies on Capitol Hill. (credit: Brendan Hoffman/Getty Images)

Dewhurst Tweet: Abortion Bill Is Attempt To Close Clinics

State Senate Republicans insist proposed new restrictions on abortion facilities are designed to protect women’s health. But a tweet David Dewhurst said the plan is an attempt to shut down clinics and all but ban abortion in Texas.

06/19/2013

NYC Abortion Billboard

Anti-Abortion Rally In State Capitol

An estimated 3,000 people have marched on the state Capitol for an anti-abortion rally to mark the 40th anniversary of the Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion.

01/26/2013

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Planned Parenthood Sues State Over Women’s Health Program

Filing a lawsuit claiming unconstitutional discrimination, Planned Parenthood is taking the State of Texas to court.

04/11/2012

Sonogram image of human fetus. (credit: AP Graphics)

Judge Says He Can’t Block Texas Sonogram Law

A federal judge in Austin said Monday that he couldn’t block a Texas law requiring women to have a sonogram before having an abortion any longer because an appeals court had ordered it to take effect.

02/06/2012

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