Abortion

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Patrick Asks Texans To Protect Marriage

Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick urged a gathering of religious conservatives to become an army of supporters to help him oppose abortion, protect marriage and defend the Constitution.

02/25/2015

Supporters of Texas women's right to reproductive decisions rally at the Texas State capitol on July 1, 2013 in Austin. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

State Democrats Begin Abortion Rights Effort

Democrats and advocacy groups are launching a campaign to restore “access to a full range of reproductive health care” two years after abortion protests rocked the Texas Capitol.

02/12/2015

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Appeals Court Considers New Texas Abortion Restrictions

The constitutionality of a Texas law that could force some women to travel hundreds of miles or cross state lines to get a legal abortion were debated Wednesday before a federal appeals court

01/07/2015

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Big Week Begins For Texas Laws Over Abortion, Gay Marriage

Two symbols of conservatism in Texas are now on potentially shaky ground: tougher abortion restrictions and prohibitions on gay marriage.

01/06/2015

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Big Week For State Abortion & Gay Marriage Laws

Both the state ban on gay marriage and tough new Texas abortion restrictions are being tackled this week by the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

01/05/2015

The Routh Street Women's Clinic in Dallas is one of many clinics, which will shutter if tougher abortion restrictions are passed. (credit: CBS 11 News)

Abortion Clinics Reopen After Court Reprieve

Texas abortion clinics that closed under tough new restrictions began reopening Wednesday after winning a reprieve at the U.S. Supreme Court, but the facilities were scheduling women with uncertainty and skeleton staffs.

10/16/2014

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Supreme Court Puts Texas Abortion Law On Hold

Supreme Court puts on hold Texas law that would close most of state’s abortion facilities.

10/14/2014

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Court Refuses To Reconsider Texas Abortion Ruling

A federal appeals court dealt Texas abortion providers another blow Thursday when it refused to reconsider its previous ruling that upheld one part of tough restrictions that altogether have closed most abortion facilities.

10/09/2014

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Abortion Clinic Closes After Confusion Over Ruling

The only remaining abortion clinic in Texas west of San Antonio has closed following days of confusion over the interpretation of a federal court ruling.

10/07/2014

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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.

10/06/2014

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Tough Texas Abortion Law May Head To Supreme Court

Abortion-rights lawyers are predicting “a showdown” at the U.S. Supreme Court after federal appellate judges allowed full implementation of a law that has closed more than 80 percent of Texas’ abortion clinics.

10/03/2014

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Fewer Texas Abortion Providers After Ruling

Women seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough clinic laws.

10/03/2014

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