Two symbols of conservatism in Texas are now on potentially shaky ground: tougher abortion restrictions and prohibitions on gay marriage.
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.
Women in South Texas facing a 200-mile drive for access to legal abortions learned Wednesday that a local clinic shuttered by a sweeping anti-abortion law would reopen.
Senator Wendy Davis says she’ll make a decision on running for governor by Labor Day. Supporters are encouraging the Fort Worth to make a bid to become Texas’ first Democratic governor since 1994.
Just minutes ago Governor Rick Perry signed into law a piece of legislation that will make abortions after 20 weeks illegal and essentially will shutter the doors of almost every abortion clinic in Texas.
The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation’s toughest abortion restrictions. Vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol.
This time when the Texas Senate takes up tough new abortion restrictions, the chamber’s top Republican is determined not to let anything — or anyone — derail a vote.
The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law this time.
With the Republican-led Texas legislature expected to pass new restrictions on abortions, Democrats believe the measure will be challenged in court.
The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across the state.
Texas Republicans on Monday pushed on with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they were prevented from passing last month.
Thousands of people may converge on the Texas State Capitol once again next week. Next Tuesday the full House is expected to vote on House Bill 2, the bill enacting harsh abortion restrictions.