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.
A little known legal process in the state is helping 300 to 500 pregnant terminate their pregnancies each year without involving their parents.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Two symbols of conservatism in Texas are now on potentially shaky ground: tougher abortion restrictions and prohibitions on gay marriage.
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.
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.
Supreme Court puts on hold Texas law that would close most of state’s abortion facilities.
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.