Following the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Tuesday not to intervene in Texas’ ongoing abortion litigation, Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers are working to secure access to the procedure for women across the state.Full Story
On June 25, 2013, the last day of the first special session of the 83rd Legislature, state Sen. Wendy Davis, D-Fort Worth, filibustered an omnibus abortion bill — Senate Bill 5 — that was sent back to the Senate by the House. Her efforts didn’t kill the bill, but used up most of the time the Senate had for it ...
Hoping to prove that new regulations on abortion providers aren't creating an undue burden, abortion opponents are calling attention to the availability of appointments to obtain the procedure.
UPDATED: State attorneys filed a response on Tuesday to abortion providers’ request for the U.S. Supreme Court to intervene in the battle over the constitutionality of Texas' new regulations on abortion.
Marni Evans and her fiance, John Lockhart, had to delay a scheduled abortion after a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Texas to implement strict new regulations on the procedure.Full Story
Texas abortion providers’ Monday victory was short-lived. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday reversed a federal district court ruling that found part of the state's new abortion regulations unconstitutional.Full Story
UPDATED: The Texas attorney general's office is seeking an emergency stay, asking the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to reverse U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel’s ruling against abortion regulations in House Bill 2.
With days remaining until new abortion regulations take effect in Texas, attorneys for abortion providers and the state of Texas presented their final arguments Wednesday on whether those restrictions meet constitutional muster.Full Story
A federal judge began hearing arguments Monday as abortion rights advocates pursue a preliminary injunction to block the implementation of two provisions in the state's new law on abortion regulations.
Debate continues over whether visitors to the Capitol on July 12 attempted to sneak in containers of human feces. The Department of Public Safety is seeking to withhold information about the alleged incident.Full Story
For this week's nonscientific survey of insiders in government and politics, we asked about the implosion of the first special session, its effect on Wendy Davis and David Dewhurst, and whether it will have a lasting impact.Full Story
All eyes are on the Texas Legislature as a second special session is under way. For lawmakers and others running for office, it's a good time — or a bad one — to show their stuff. Here's a look at who stands to gain or lose.Full Story
As thousands of protesters descended on the state Capitol in an effort to protect access to abortions in Texas, Republican leaders vowed not to quit until they’ve approved far tighter restrictions on the procedure.