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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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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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