The Texas House approved new abortion limits in a second special session, less than two weeks after Republicans failed to finish work on the bill amid raucous protests.
The political gloves are back on Monday morning, as state lawmakers head to Austin once again for another special session. A controversial abortion bill is back in the spotlight.
The Republican-dominated Texas Legislature pushed Monday to enact wide-ranging restrictions that would effectively shut down all abortion clinics in the nation’s second most-populous state.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that it has a new CEO. The breast cancer charity named Judith A. Salerno to replace founder Nancy Brinker.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure is canceling half of its 3-day charity races next year because of a drop in participation. This comes more than a year after the organization experienced a backlash after its decision to stop Planned Parenthood grants.
Hundreds of activists have rallied outside the Texas Capitol for Planned Parenthood, one of the organizations most-vilified by conservative lawmakers inside the building.
Planned Parenthood is holding its annual lobbying day at the Capitol, despite a vote by the Legislature to bar it from getting state funding and a possible vote to keep it out of sex education classes.
A Texas Senate education panel heard details Tuesday on a proposal to prohibit organizations linked to abortion providers from teaching sex education in public schools statewide.
A new coalition of Texas health providers want more funding for women’s health programs after the state cut off money to Planned Parenthood and other clinics.
A Texas judge has denied Planned Parenthood’s latest attempt to rejoin the state’s health program that excludes providers that support abortion rights.
Planned Parenthood is asking a judge to stop Texas from banning the group from providing state-funded health services to poor women.
The Texas Health and Human Services Commission has signed up more than enough doctors to treat the poor women who depended on Planned Parenthood for family planning services and check-ups.