Court Reinstates Most Of Texas' New Abortion Rules A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas' tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won't be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.
Texas Abortion Clinics Struggle To Meet Hospital Privileges RequirementA federal court has ruled a key portion of the new abortion law set to take effect Tuesday is unconstitutional. A provision in the new law, passed by the state legislature, would have required doctors to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles.
Local Abortion Clinics Plan Next MoveThe Routh Street Women’s Clinic off the North Central Expressway is one of many local abortion clinics, which will shutter if and when HB2 takes effect.
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.
Hundreds Attend Abortion-Rights Rally In DallasA rally organized to condemn a restrictive abortion measure has drawn more than 200 people to downtown Dallas. Planned Parenthood took its Stand With Texas Women campaign to City Hall Plaza Wednesday.
Texas Legislators On Verge Of Passing Abortion Law 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.
Gene Flaws Common In Blacks With Breast Cancer Gene flaws that raise the risk of breast cancer are surprisingly common in black women with the disease, according to the first comprehensive testing in this racial group.
Texas Clergy Call For More Women's Health FundingMore than 370 members of the clergy asked the Texas Legislature to boost funding for women's health programs. Leaders of Methodist, Buddhist, Presbyterian, Jewish, Baptist and Unitarian congregations lobbied lawmakers for more spending.
Texas Senator Moves To Tighten Abortion Pill RulesA senate committee has heard testimony on a bill that would tighten rules for doctors prescribing abortion pills.
$100 Million Proposed For Women's HealthA working group of Texas senators has recommending boosting spending on women's health programs across the state.
Planned Parenthood Asks Judge To Block LawPlanned Parenthood is asking a judge to stop Texas from banning the group from providing state-funded health services to poor women.
HCA Building New Hospital In Alliance AreaThe Alliance area in will soon have another hospital. HCA North Texas is building a new $71 million hospital near Interstate-35W and North Tarrant Parkway.
Perry To Speak About Women's Health ProgramGovernor Rick Perry on Wednesday plans to promote the state's new Women's Health Program that excludes Planned Parenthood and starts on Thursday.
Planned Parenthood Files Another Women's Health LawsuitOne day after losing in a federal appeals court the Planned Parenthood, Women’s Health Program battle continues. Today Planned Parenthood filed suit against the state, claiming the Affiliate Ban Rule violates state law.