Whiplash For Abortion Clinics In Texas As COVID-19-Related Cases Bounce From Court To Court
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Expects Abortion Ban Will Reach Supreme CourtTexas Attorney General Ken Paxton said he's committed to defending the state's near-total ban on abortion all the way to the Supreme Court.
Coronavirus In Texas: Court Allows Texas To Ban Most Abortions During PandemicA federal appeals court has sided with Texas and allowed the state to ban most abortions while under an emergency order limiting non-essential surgeries during the coronavirus pandemic.
Study: Coronavirus Bans In Texas Now Have Abortion Patients Traveling 20 Times FartherThe average patient seeking an abortion in Texas must now travel more than 20 times farther than usual because of the state's temporary ban on the procedure.
Federal Judge Blocks Texas From Closing Abortion Clinics During Coronavirus OutbreakJudge Lee Yeakel wrote in the nine-page court filing that Texas's directive to ban the procedure would cause patients to "suffer serious and irreparable harm."
AG Paxton Files Brief Enforcing Governor’s Executive Order, Says Some Clinics Still Providing AbortionsDespite an executive order postponing any unnecessary medical procedures, including abortions, the office of Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton says some clinics are still providing them.
Abortion Providers Sue Texas Over Coronavirus Outbreak OrderPlanned Parenthood is joining other abortion providers in suing Texas over moving to ban abortions during the coronavirus outbreak.
Texas Order To Stop All Non-Essential Surgeries Sparks New Abortion FightOrders by Texas Governor Greg Abbott to stop all non-essential surgeries in the state during the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a new battle over access to abortions.
Divided Justices Look To Texas As Supreme Court Decides 1st Big Abortion Case Of Trump EraA Texas law that required abortion-clinic doctors to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals is again having an impact on the decision making process of the U.S. Supreme Court.
ACLU Files Lawsuit To Block Texas 'Sanctuary Cities' From Outlawing AbortionThe American Civil Liberties Union has filed a lawsuit against seven Texas towns that have passed local laws banning abortion.
Ellis County Commissioners Declare County 'Sanctuary City For The Unborn'The commissioners voted 5-0 Tuesday to pass the resolution. The county has no abortion providers.
Up To $350M In Texas Women's Health Funds Restored By Trump AdministrationTexas can receive the money over the next five years while still excluding Planned Parenthood from a state program called Healthy Texas Women.
North Texan Paul Flanigan, Who Tried To Get Abortion For 12-Year-Old He Abused, Sentenced To 50 YearsFlanigan, 37, took the victim, the daughter of a former girlfriend, to Planned Parenthood in Dallas in an attempt to get an abortion in November 2018.
Austin To Be First US City To Fund Abortion Support ServicesAbortion advocates say Texas' capital of Austin has become the first city in the nation to provide funding toward logistical services for abortion access.
When It Comes To Access, Texas Shows Possible Future If Abortion Bans Take EffectFaced with drives of four hours or more to Fort Worth, Dallas, El Paso or out-of-state clinics, many women traveling from West Texas need at least two days to obtain an abortion.