Democrats Seek Repeal Of Ban On Federal Funding Of AbortionThe law that bans federal funding for Medicaid coverage of most abortions is now in the spotlight some 40 years after it was passed by Congress, emerging as an election issue in the national debate.
Supreme Court Ruling Imperils Abortion Laws In Many StatesBy striking down tough abortion restrictions in Texas, the U.S. Supreme Court has emboldened abortion-rights activists nationwide and imperiled a range of anti-abortion laws in numerous states.
Texas House OKs New Abortion Restrictions, Then BacktracksThe Texas House gave preliminary approval to tighter abortion restrictions involving fetuses with severe abnormalities before withdrawing a sweeping health bill that included the new limits.
Big Week Begins For Texas Laws Over Abortion, Gay MarriageTwo symbols of conservatism in Texas are now on potentially shaky ground: tougher abortion restrictions and prohibitions on gay marriage.
Advocates Want U.S. Supreme Court To Block Texas Law Abortion providers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block a lower federal court ruling that allowed Texas to enforce tough restrictions effectively closing all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state.
Texas Abortion Clinic To Reopen After Court Ruling Women in South Texas facing a 200-mile drive for access to legal abortions learned Wednesday that a local clinic shuttered by a sweeping anti-abortion law would reopen.
Judge Questions Burdens For Texas Abortion Access New Texas abortion restrictions that would leave nearly 1 million women without any close options to end a pregnancy left a federal judge Wednesday signaling unease with the long drives the law would cause some abortion-seekers.
End Of Texas Abortion Clinic Trial Pushed To Next Week A federal judge that will decide whether to block a Texas law that would end abortions at 18 clinics in Texas has pushed closing arguments to next week.
Court Reinstates Most Of Texas' New Abortion Rules A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.
Texas AG Seeks Quick Ruling On Abortion Law AppealA federal appeals court judge is considering whether to grant an emergency appeal that would allow the state to enforce a law that could shut down a dozen abortion clinics in Texas.
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.
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.