Texas Senate Aiming To Move Divisive Bills At Breakneck PaceThe Texas Senate staged a midnight floor session Thursday as conservatives who dominate the chamber rushed to revive abortion restrictions, school vouchers and a "bathroom bill" before opponents have time to mobilize against them.
Another Texas Democrat Launches A State Senate FilibusterA Texas Democrat has staged another state Senate floor filibuster — but don't expect it to generate as much attention as Sen. Wendy Davis' marathon speech four years ago.
Texas Senate Revives Trying To Limit Abortion CoverageTexas lawmakers are reviving efforts to prohibit coverage of abortion by some health insurance plans with just a week left to deliver the bill to Republican Governor Greg Abbott.
Report: Texas, Kansas, Lead Nation On Abortion RestrictionsA research group that supports abortion rights says more than half of women of reproductive age live in states with unneeded restrictions on abortion facilities.
Study: Texas Abortions Declined As Clinics Got Farther AwayThe number of abortions performed across Texas dropped after a 2013 law forced the closure of clinics in all but the largest cities, and the decline was steeper the farther a woman lived from one of the remaining clinics.
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.