A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.
A federal appeals court didn’t act on an emergency motion Tuesday that would’ve allowed some new abortion restrictions to take effect in Texas, the latest step in a lengthy battle activists on both sides predicted would end up before the U.S. Supreme Court.
A federal court has ruled a key portion of the new abortion law set to take effect Tuesday is unconstitutional. A provision in the new law, passed by the state legislature, would have required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
A federal judge has ruled that new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature are unconstitutional and should not take effect as planned on Tuesday.
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.