Tribpedia: Abortion Sonogram Bill

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The abortion sonogram legislation that passed the Texas House and Senate requires a doctor to perform a sonogram on a woman at least 24 hours before she has an abortion. During the sonogram, the doctor must describe the fetus or embryo; the woman can choose whether she wants to see images from the sonogram or listen to the heartbeat. Victims ...

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Perry Gets Roughed Up in Second GOP Debate

Life as the front-runner can be tough, as Gov. Rick Perry discovered Monday night at the latest GOP debate. Perry found himself under attack from an unfamiliar place — the right — as his rivals for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination attacked him for being insufficiently conservative on some key issues.

Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.
Attorney General Greg Abbott, Gov. Rick Perry, state Rep. Senfronia Thompson and Department of Public Safety chief Steve McCraw at the signing of House Bill 3000 on May 25, 2011.

Something to Talk About

Texas Weekly

Gov. Rick Perry, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and Attorney General Greg Abbott may well use a court ruling against the abortion sonogram law to their political advantage — to lure anti-abortion voters to the polls, and fuel their fire against so-called “activist” judges.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 8/15/11

Aaronson analyzes TWIA claims and lawyer fees, Aguilar talks border security and voter ID with Chuy Hinojosa, Grissom on the latest inmate exonerated via DNA evidence, Hamilton interviews John Sharp on higher ed and the SEC, Murphy interactively maps the changes wrought by redistricting, Philpott on who's running Texas while Rick Perry is out campaigning for president, Ramsey on Perry's history of off-the-cuff remarks, Ramshaw on Perry's childhood years in Paint Creek, Root on Perry's extraordinary first week on the trail and Tan on even more ways Texas will change on Sept. 1: The best of our best content from Aug. 15-19, 2011.

Microgestin birth control from Planned Parenthood.
Microgestin birth control from Planned Parenthood.

Day 15: Texas Family Planning Funding Slashed

Throughout August, the Tribune will feature 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature take effect. DAY 15: Lawmakers slashed family planning funding by two-thirds. The Department of State Health Services expects about 180,000 Texas men and women will lose access to birth control and cancer screenings.

Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with patrons at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo upon his arrival in Iowa on August 14, 2011
Governor Rick Perry shakes hands with patrons at the Electric Park Ballroom in Waterloo upon his arrival in Iowa on August 14, 2011

Under Scrutiny, Perry Walks Back HPV Decision

With his lengthy record as governor under intense new scrutiny now that he has entered the presidential race, Rick Perry is seeking to defuse the controversy around one of his most controversial decisions: his 2007 executive order requiring all girls to be vaccinated against HPV, the principal cause of cervical cancer. 

Gabriella States shops for her children Mario (age 2) and Jazmin (2 months) in Austin Life Care's baby clothes boutique.
Gabriella States shops for her children Mario (age 2) and Jazmin (2 months) in Austin Life Care's baby clothes boutique.

Day 14: Texas Lawmakers Give Extra Support to Anti-Abortion Centers

Throughout August, the Tribune is featuring 31 ways Texans' lives will change come Sept. 1, the date most bills passed by the Legislature take effect. DAY 14: Despite making deep cuts across the state's budget, lawmakers increased funding for anti-abortion crisis pregnancy resource centers.

July 27th,perry 2011
July 27th,perry 2011

Perry Says Default Fears Are Overblown

Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday he isn’t worried that a failure to increase the nation’s borrowing authority would trigger an economic catastrophe. He also waded again into the contentious debate over states' rights and hot-button social issues, saying he would support allowing states to determine whether abortion is illegal — or legal.

Photos of Texas House Members who showed up for work Monday, June 27, 2011.
Photos of Texas House Members who showed up for work Monday, June 27, 2011.

Anti-Abortion Group Photographing Empty House Seats

The Texas Alliance For Life spent the weekend lobbying House lawmakers to show up for today's vote on SB 7, a major health reform bill that includes a couple of key anti-abortion amendments. Today, the organization had a photographer in the gallery shooting empty seats on the House floor.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 6/13/11

Aaronson and Murphy visualize what happened to the nearly 5,800 bills introduced in the 82nd Lege Session, Aaronson, Hasson and Swicegood interactively recap the budget battle, Aguliar on the surge in illegal re-entry cases prosecuted by the Obama administration, Galbraith on a coal plant that wants a water deal from the LCRA, Grissom interviews a man wrongly imprisoned and nearly executed — twice, Hamilton on a controversial UT regent who wants a do-over in the debate over higher ed reform, Ramshaw on the continuing fight over pre-abortion sonograms, Root on Rick Perry's newsmaking trip to NYC and M. Smith on whether cash-strapped school districts will raise taxes: The best of our best content from June 13 to 17, 2011.