An El Paso clinic shuttered by Texas’ tough abortion laws is set to become the first to reopen since the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked enforcement of key restrictions nearly two months ago.
Texas leaders, including former Governor and Presidential candidate Rick Perry and US Senator Ted Cruz have weighed in on a video that began circulating online Tuesday.
Abortion providers cheered a move by the Supreme Court to temporarily block part of a Texas law that would have closed more than half the state’s 19 remaining abortion clinics.
The Supreme Court is refusing to allow Texas to enforce restrictions that would force 10 abortion clinics to close.
Planned Parenthood has no immediate plans to build more abortion clinics in Texas. Currently, only eight abortion facilities remain. These clinics — also in Dallas and Fort Worth — may remain open if no further court action is taken.
Abortion providers want strict new Texas regulations to remain on hold until the U.S. Supreme Court can review their latest challenge. The request was filed on Wednesday.
A 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 lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent.
A hotly debated tightening of abortion rules for Texas teenagers – which has already cleared the state House – is slowing activity to a crawl in the Senate, where Democrats are using logistical tactics to stall a vote.
The Texas House approved a proposal that would tighten restrictions on a process that enables teens to have abortions when they can’t get parental consent.
Abortion is again seizing the spotlight at the Texas Capitol — but largely only in small doses and mostly without the heated debate and emotion of last session.
Most abortions in Texas could not be covered by insurance purchased through the Affordable Care Act under a bill that has cleared the Republican-controlled Senate.