Abortion

A doctor makes an ultrasound scan of a woman's abdomen. (credit: Manoocher Deghati/AFP/Getty Images)

Texas Lawmakers Approve New Teen Abortion Restrictions

Texas lawmakers have voted to tighten rules for teenagers seeking to get an abortion without parental consent.

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Texas Senate Slogs Through Teen Abortion Restrictions Debate

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.

05/25/2015

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State House Votes To Restrict Teen Abortions

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.

05/14/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Advance Abortion Bills With Little Debate

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.

05/06/2015

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New Ban On Abortion Coverage Easily Clears Texas Senate

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.

05/05/2015

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Bill Would ID Judges Who Grant Teen Abortions

State lawmakers are considering a bill to reveal the names of judges who permit teens to terminate a pregnancy if they can’t get required consent from their parents.

04/29/2015

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)

Texas Considers More Abortion Limits After Clinic Closures

Two years after Texas adopted sweeping abortion restrictions despite Wendy Davis’ star-making filibuster, Republicans are pushing a smaller encore of additional limits for new Gov. Greg Abbott to sign within the next month.

04/28/2015

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Texas House OKs New Abortion Restrictions, Then Backtracks

The 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.

04/23/2015

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Texas Lawmakers Want To Close ‘Bypass’ For Teen Abortions

A little known legal process in the state is helping 300 to 500 pregnant terminate their pregnancies each year without involving their parents.

04/06/2015

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Controversy Over “Former Fetus” Sign At The State Capitol

The signs delivered to state lawmakers in Austin had a strong message with just two words: Former Fetus. But it wasn’t the message that caused a flap, it was the interaction between two Republican lawmakers about where the sign was hung.

CBS 11–03/11/2015

Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) answers questions during a press conference regarding the omnibus spending bill on Capitol Hill December 15, 2010 in Washington, DC. Cornyn said he would vote against the bill in its current form. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Abortion Issue Clouds Fate Of Texas-Led Trafficking Bill

Bipartisan legislation to crack down on human trafficking turned unexpectedly controversial Tuesday because of a Texas Republican-led provision relating to abortion that Democrats said they failed to notice.

03/10/2015

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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

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