The Texas attorney general’s office defended strict new state limits on abortion Monday by arguing at a court hearing that they seek to expressly protect “fetal life,” not just the safety of women terminating pregnancies.
As expected, the abortion battle launched in the Texas Legislature with House Bill 2 is now headed to the courts. More than a dozen health care providers filed a federal lawsuit in Austin Friday challenging key provisions of the bill.
More than a dozen women’s health providers have filed a federal lawsuit to block key provisions of a new abortion law that threw the Texas Legislature into chaos as it was approved.
The Routh Street Women’s Clinic off the North Central Expressway is one of many local abortion clinics, which will shutter if and when HB2 takes effect.
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.
A rally organized to condemn a restrictive abortion measure has drawn more than 200 people to downtown Dallas. Planned Parenthood took its Stand With Texas Women campaign to City Hall Plaza Wednesday.
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.