Lawsuit Challenges Texas Law Banning Abortions After 6 WeeksA coalition of abortion providers and advocates filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday challenging a Texas law that would allow private citizens to sue anyone for helping a woman get an abortion.
Dallas High School Valedictorian Paxton Smith Scraps Speech, Delivers Call For Abortion RightsThe Richardson Independent School District, of which Lake Highlands is part, said district will review student speech protocols before next year’s graduation ceremonies.
Abortion Debate Heats Up In Texas After Signing Of 'Heartbeat Bill'Wednesday's signing of the "Heartbeat Bill" in Texas ignited a new chapter in the politically and emotionally charged debate.
Governor Abbott Signs 'Heartbeat Bill' Into Law, Banning Most Abortions In TexasTexas Governor Greg Abbott has signed Senate Bill 8 into law, banning most abortions in Texas as early as six weeks and allowing almost any American citizen to sue state abortion providers.
Texas Heartbeat Bill Heads To Governor AbbottAs the Texas legislative session nears an end, the House and Senate have approved a bill that would ban most abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Supreme Court Agrees To Hear Abortion Ban Case That Threatens Roe v. WadeThe Supreme Court agreed Monday to hear a case on a 15-week abortion ban that could end with justices gutting the Roe v. Wade Texas ruling and dramatically altering nearly 50 years of rulings on abortion rights.
Lubbock Votes To Ban Abortion, Setting Up Likely Legal FightLubbock residents voted Saturday to declare the West Texas city a “sanctuary city for the unborn."
Texas Senate Passes Wave Of Restrictive Abortion BillsLawmakers are looking to make Texas one of the most restrictive states in the country when it comes to women being able to have abortions.
Federal Appeals Court Says Texas Can End Planned Parenthood FundingThe issue is likely to go next to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Move To Provide Abortion Access In Texas Ramps Up As Murmur Of New Restrictions Come With Supreme Court ChangesConcerned about possible new Supreme Court restrictions, abortion-rights groups in Texas and across the country are moving to open new health centers that they say will preserve nationwide access to the procedure.
Federal Appeals Court Blocks Texas Ban On Second-Trimester Abortion ProcedureAbortion rights groups say the procedure, known as dilation and evacuation, is the safest and most common second-trimester procedure.
Planned Parenthood Launches Voter Guides To Show Candidate Records On Reproductive RightsIn an effort to highlight the reproductive rights records of candidates in the upcoming election Planned Parenthood has launched two new voter guides.
Abortion Rights Groups Drop Suit Over Abortion Ordinances In Texas TownsAfter some changes, two reproductive rights groups have dropped their lawsuit against seven small East Texas towns that had declared abortion-rights organizations “criminal organizations”.
Study: Supreme Court Could Impact Abortion Access In Texas & 14 Other StatesMore than 15 states, including Texas, could see abortion access "profoundly" reduced if the Supreme Court allows the regulation at the center of June Medical Services v. Russo to be implemented.
Abortions In Texas Resume After Governor Abbott's Coronavirus-Related Order Had Effectively Banned ThemAs of Wednesday, abortions in Texas can resume following a legal battle over a governor's order that was interpreted as restricting the procedure to preserve PPE during the coronavirus pandemic.