Texas Health
6:55 pm
Fri August 29, 2014

Federal judge strikes down Texas abortion regulation

Protesters from both sides of the abortion issue filled the Texas capitol in 2013 during the legislative session.

A federal judge on Friday struck down new requirements for Texas abortion facilities — a decision that could have shuttered all but a few abortion clinics in the state. The standards were set to go into effect Monday. 

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Texas Health
7:49 am
Mon January 6, 2014

Abortion law goes to federal appeals court

The law, which passed during a 2013 special session of the Texas Legislature, was the topic of many protests at the capitol in opposition to, and in support of, the measure.

A federal appeals court today will review the recently passed Texas law regulating abortion providers.

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.

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.

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Texas Health
8:11 am
Thu October 3, 2013

Federal court sets first date for abortion lawsuit

The law was the subject of summer-long battles inside and outside the Texas Capitol when it was making its way through the Legislature.

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.

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Texas Legislature
12:05 am
Sat July 13, 2013

Senate gives final approval to abortion bill

Opponents and supporters of the abortion legilsation filled the capitol rotunda this summer as the bill made its way through the House and Senate.

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.

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Texas Legislature
9:47 am
Mon June 24, 2013

Laubenberg 'rape kit' comment draws attention

Jodie Laubenberg (R-Parker)
Texas House of Representatives

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.

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Agenda Texas
7:25 am
Thu March 28, 2013

Abortion bills gain momentum

Gov. Perry at Faith and Family Day at the state capitol.
Filipa Rodrigues

Amid the budget battles, abortion access has also become an issue in the state legislature.

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