The Politics of Prevention

The Politics of Prevention is an occasional series on the effects of state policy on women's health services.

Interactive Map: Texas' Remaining Abortion Clinics

After a ruling by the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday, there will be just eight abortion clinics authorized to perform the procedure in Texas. Here's an interactive map that shows where the clinics used to be — and where they are now. 

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Todd Wiseman / Callie Richmond

5th Circuit Upholds Texas Abortion Regulations

Siding with the state of Texas, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on Thursday that there isn’t enough evidence that the state's new abortion regulations create an undue burden on the majority of Texas women attempting to access abortion.

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Stephen Spillman

State Agency Finalizes Abortion Regulations

The Texas Department of State Health Services finalized strict new abortion regulations on Friday, claiming that none of the 19,000 public comments on the rules provided evidence that they are unconstitutional.

 

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Chris Wilkinson / Todd Wiseman

Report: Latinas Struggle to Access Reproductive Care

The closure of nine of 32 family planning clinics in the Rio Grande Valley has compounded the struggles of low-income, Latina women trying to access reproductive health services, according to a report released Tuesday.

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Todd Wiseman / Callie Richmond

5th Circuit Reverses Ruling on Abortion Bill

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.

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Todd Wiseman / Callie Richmond

State Seeks Emergency Stay Over Abortion Ruling

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. 

 

 

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Todd Wiseman / Callie Richmond

Court Battle Begins Over New Abortion Regulations

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.

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Michael Stravato

Health Council Gives Tacit Approval to Abortion Rules

UPDATED: Despite pleas from reproductive rights advocates to amend proposed rules to enact strict regulations on abortion facilities, the Department of State Health Services’ governing council gave tacit approval to them on Thursday.

 

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