abortion http://ketr.org en Abortion law goes to federal appeals court http://ketr.org/post/abortion-law-goes-federal-appeals-court <p>A federal appeals court today will review the recently passed Texas law regulating abortion providers.</p><p></p><p>A three-judge panel of the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans is set to hear arguments over a ruling declaring parts of the 2013 law unconstitutional.</p><p></p><p>A coalition of Texas abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood, has sued to block two provisions. One requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges near where the abortion is performed. The other restricts how doctors administer abortion-inducing drugs.</p><p></p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 13:49:02 +0000 Mark Haslett 47799 at http://ketr.org Abortion law goes to federal appeals court Federal court sets first date for abortion lawsuit http://ketr.org/post/federal-court-sets-first-date-abortion-lawsuit <p>Opponents of the new restrictions on abortion facilities in Texas are taking their case to court.</p><p>The Center for Reproductive Rights has confirmed the group&rsquo;s first day in federal court will be Oct. 21.</p> Thu, 03 Oct 2013 13:11:03 +0000 Ryan Poppe 43725 at http://ketr.org Federal court sets first date for abortion lawsuit Senate gives final approval to abortion bill http://ketr.org/post/senate-gives-final-approval-abortion-bill <p>The Texas Senate approved a sweeping overhaul of the state’s abortion restrictions late Friday night, with a vote of 19-11, thus clearing the way for the measure to be signed by Gov. Rick Perry. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 05:05:40 +0000 Mark Haslett 39931 at http://ketr.org Senate gives final approval to abortion bill Laubenberg 'rape kit' comment draws attention http://ketr.org/post/laubenberg-rape-kit-comment-draws-attention <p>With the eyes of Texas and the nation on Austin this week as the legislature moves to pass a bill restricting abortions in the state, a Monday morning comment from the bill's sponsor, Jodie Laubenberg of Parker, has drawn widespread attention. Mon, 24 Jun 2013 14:47:53 +0000 Mark Haslett 39052 at http://ketr.org Laubenberg 'rape kit' comment draws attention Abortion bills gain momentum http://ketr.org/post/abortion-bills-gain-momentum <p>Amid the budget battles, abortion access has also become an issue in the state legislature.</p><p> Thu, 28 Mar 2013 12:25:37 +0000 Ben Philpott 35074 at http://ketr.org Abortion bills gain momentum