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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, and Democrats planned an old-fashioned marathon filibuster to stop the final vote. (credit: Alyssa Potasznik)

Texas House Schedules Abortion Bill Vote

Texas Republicans on Monday pushed on with aggressive efforts to pass tough new abortion restrictions they were prevented from passing last month.

07/08/2013

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Nearly All States See Drop In Teen Births, But TX Still Leads Nation

The teen birth rates in Texas fell by some 24-percent over the last five years, but the Lone Star State still has the highest number of teen births in the nation, with nearly 43,000 in 2011.

05/23/2013

A doctor makes an ultrasound scan of a woman's abdomen. (credit: Manoocher Deghati/AFP/Getty Images)

State House Committee Mulls Abortion Ban

A Texas House panel is set to debate hot-button legislation to ban abortions in Texas after 20 weeks. That’s the point at which anti-abortion activists contend a fetus can feel pain.

04/10/2013

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Study Confirms Flu Vaccine Safe During Pregnancy

A large study offers reassuring news for pregnant women: It’s safe to get a flu shot. The research found no evidence that the vaccine increases the risk of losing a fetus, and may prevent some deaths

01/16/2013

Jessica Simpson posts a photo of her baby bump on December 30, 2012. (credit: Jessica Simpson via Twitter)

Jessica Simpson Shows Off Baby Bump

We now have proof that Jessica Simpson is pregnant with her second child. Less than a week after revealing that she’s expecting, the 32-year-old singer/actress posted a self-portrait of her baby bump alongside the caption “Bumpin’ and Proud!”

01/01/2013

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Maternity Photography A New Texas Trend

For a decade photographer Teresa Berg has captured life’s little miracles. But more and more often, the classically trained photographer is preserving their likeness before they’ve even taken their first breath.

CBS 11–10/25/2012

A nurse prepares a dose of the measles vaccine. (credit: STR/AFP/Getty Images)

Study Says HPV Vaccine Won’t Up Promiscuity

Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls more promiscuous, according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.

10/15/2012

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Opinion: Mitt Romney Lie-O-Rama Tour Continues

Romney might say he won’t restrict a woman’s right to choose, but his message is clearly coded for his rightwing base: you do not have to worry about the Supreme Court. Relax, I’m with you, but I’m running for president for Pete’s sake.

10/10/2012

A young man's height is measured using his growth chart. (credit: Allen Einstein/NBAE via Getty Images)

Mom’s Depression May Affect Kid’s Height

It is no secret that a child’s height may be influenced by their parents. But new research suggests that mom’s emotional state after giving birth may also contribute to a child’s height.

09/11/2012

Singer Jessica Simpson arrives to the NBC Universal 2012 Winter TCA Tour All-Star Party on January 6, 2012 in Pasadena, California. (credit: Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images)

Jessica Simpson Talks Losing Pregnancy Pounds

Jessica Simpson is opening up about losing the weight she gained while pregnant with daughter Maxwell Drew.

09/06/2012

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CBS 11 Separates Fertility Fact From Fiction

For parents, family planning doesn’t always come naturally. The issue of infertility often goes discussed and that can cause a lot of misconceptions. CBS 11 News separates fact from fiction.

09/03/2012

A nine-months pregnant mother poses with her belly before having an examination. (credit: Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Fort Worth Event Helps Expectant Moms In Need

A citywide baby shower is taking place Friday in Fort Worth to help provide some basic child care items for expectant mothers in need.

07/20/2012

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