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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.

10/31/2013

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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.

10/21/2013

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

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Perry Signs New Abortion Restrictions Into Law

Just 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.

CBSDFW.COM–07/18/2013

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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

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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

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Perry Opens Right To Life Convention In North Texas

A number of Republican state politicians have made their way to North Texas today, all to attend and take part in the 43rd annual National Right to Life Convention.

CBSDFW.COM–06/27/2013

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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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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Judge Allows Ban On Funds To Planned Parenthood

A Texas judge has ruled that the state may cut off funding to Planned Parenthood’s family planning programs for poor women.

12/31/2012

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Opinion: Paul Ryan And The War on Women

If you like the GOP war on women, you are going to love Paul Ryan. After all, Ryan’s record on women’s health could easily be mistaken for one of W. Mitt Romney’s primary opponents, Rick Santorum.

08/15/2012