Texas Legislators Considered Making Abortion A Death Penalty CrimeTexas lawmakers considered a bill that would allow a woman who undergoes an abortion procedure to possibly be charged with capital murder.
Texas Senate Gives Final Approval To Anti-Abortion BillThe Texas Senate has given final approval to banning a commonly used second-trimester abortion procedure, sending it to the state House.
Court Upholds Key Parts Of Texas' Strict Anti-Abortion LawA federal appeals court has upheld key parts of Texas's strict anti-abortion law, likely closing most of the abortion clinics in the nation's second largest state.
Big Week Begins For Texas Laws Over Abortion, Gay MarriageTwo symbols of conservatism in Texas are now on potentially shaky ground: tougher abortion restrictions and prohibitions on gay marriage.
Advocates Want U.S. Supreme Court To Block Texas Law Abortion providers on Monday asked the Supreme Court to block a lower federal court ruling that allowed Texas to enforce tough restrictions effectively closing all but seven abortion facilities in America's second most-populous state.
Texas Abortion Clinic To Reopen After Court Ruling Women in South Texas facing a 200-mile drive for access to legal abortions learned Wednesday that a local clinic shuttered by a sweeping anti-abortion law would reopen.
Davis Promises Decision On Governor's Race By Labor Day Senator Wendy Davis says she'll make a decision on running for governor by Labor Day. Supporters are encouraging the Fort Worth to make a bid to become Texas' first Democratic governor since 1994.
Perry Signs New Abortion Restrictions Into LawJust minutes ago Governor Rick Perry signed into law a piece of legislation that will make abortions after 20 weeks illegal and essentially will shutter the doors of almost every abortion clinic in Texas.
Texas Senate Convenes To Debate Abortion Bill The Texas Senate convened Friday afternoon to begin debate and ultimately vote on a bill to implement some of the nation's toughest abortion restrictions. Vocal demonstrators on both sides of the issue filled the Texas Capitol.
Texas Senate On Track To Pass Tough Abortion Rules 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.
Texas Senate Prepares Final Vote On Abortion Bill The Texas Senate was poised to cast a final vote on tough new abortion restrictions after a committee approved the measure Thursday, and top Republicans and Democrats acknowledged there is little to stop it from becoming law this time.
Abortion Debate Leads To Women's Health Funding QuestionsWith the Republican-led Texas legislature expected to pass new restrictions on abortions, Democrats believe the measure will be challenged in court.
Texas House Debates Abortion Limits Before Vote The Texas House is debating a bill that will impose tough new restrictions on abortions, as activists announce plans to take their opposition campaign across the state.
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.
State House Ready For Crowd & Abortion Bill VoteThousands of people may converge on the Texas State Capitol once again next week. Next Tuesday the full House is expected to vote on House Bill 2, the bill enacting harsh abortion restrictions.