Opponents of the new restrictions on abortion facilities in Texas are taking their case to court.
The Center for Reproductive Rights has confirmed the group’s first day in federal court will be Oct. 21.
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.
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.
Amid the budget battles, abortion access has also become an issue in the state legislature.