Justice Department Will 'Protect' Texans Seeking Abortions, Says US Attorney General Merrick GarlandThe federal law, commonly known as the FACE Act, prohibits physically obstructing or using the threat of force to intimidate or interfere with a person seeking reproductive health services.
Judge Shields Some Texas Abortion Clinics From LawsuitsA judge has temporarily shielded some Texas abortion clinics from being sued by the state’s largest anti-abortion group under a new law banning most abortions.
Lyft, Uber To Cover Legal Fees For Drivers Sued Under Texas Abortion LawThe law gives citizens the right to file civil suits and collect damages against anyone aiding an abortion - including those who transport women to clinics.
Texas' Heartbeat Law Stands After No Action By Supreme Court“This is very exciting for the pro-life movement,” said Ashley Leenerts, a legislative associate for Texas Right to Life.
Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Heartbeat Abortion LawNo woman is protected from the 6 week ban impact - not even a minor whose pregnancy resulted from rape by a family member.
Texas Abortion Clinics Asking US Supreme Court To Block 6-Week BanThe Texas law, signed by Gov. Greg Abbott in May, would ban abortion after a fetal heartbeat is detected, which can be as early as six weeks of pregnancy.
5th Circuit Court Upholds Texas Law Banning Abortion Procedure Used In 2nd Trimester PregnanciesA Texas law outlawing an abortion method commonly used to end second-trimester pregnancies was upheld by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.
Texas Law That Makes Abortion Method Used In Second-Trimester Pregnancies Illegal, Upheld By Appeals CourtThe 2017 law in question has never been enforced.
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."