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.
Texas' Revised Abortion Booklet Criticized As InaccurateThe latest version of a booklet that Texas produces for women considering an abortion suggests medical connections between terminating pregnancies and heightened risks of breast cancer and depression
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.
Court Upholds Key Parts Of Texas' Strict Anti-Abortion LawA federal appeals court has upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law, likely closing most of the abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.
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.
Wendy Davis Reveals Abortion In Campaign MemoirGubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s, including one where the fetus had developed a severe brain abnormality.
A Year Past Texas Filibuster, Backer Momentum Ebbs One year after a filibuster attracted national attention and gave them a rare but brief Texas victory, abortion-rights supporters have struggled to recapture momentum in a conservative state where political battles usually don't go their way.
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.
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.
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."
Perry Signs New Abortion Restrictions Into LawJust minutes ago Governor Rick Perry signed into law a piece of legislation that will make abortions after 20 weeks illegal and essentially will shutter the doors of almost every abortion clinic 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.