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Texas Crime and Corrections
1:22 pm
Wed April 2, 2014

Perry: Texas will not comply with prison anti-rape law

NPR

More than a decade after the Prison Rape Elimination Act unanimously passed Congress, federal standards for implementation of the law have been finalized. Now, Gov. Rick Perry and some prison reform advocates are at odds over what those standards mean for Texas lockups and the taxpayers who pay for them.

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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.
NPR

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.
NPR

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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