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.
As it hears arguments in an appeal of a federal judge’s decision overturning new requirements for Texas abortion facilities, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that Texas could enforce the requirements in the meantime.
Lawmakers are looking for ways to consolidate Texas' various women's health programs in an effort to improve access to family planning, cancer screenings and dozens of other services for the state’s poorest women.
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.
Whole Woman's Health announced late Wednesday that it is closing two abortion clinics — one in the Rio Grande Valley and another in Beaumont — as a result of strict abortion regulations passed by the Legislature last year.
State senators will hold a hearing Thursday to assess Texas’ efforts to expand access to women’s health services across the state. Abortion rights advocates say an essential issue has been left off the agenda.
Use this interactive to see how much the state has awarded individual regions for primary women's health care in 2014, the percentage of that money expected to be spent on family planning and the total anticipated clients.
Unlike family planning clinics, physician groups generally don't have the funding to provide low-income women with the free or subsidized services that aren't covered by the state-run Women's Health Program.
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.
U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday rejected a request by abortion providers to intervene in their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of new abortion regulations in Texas that took effect in November.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Texas will enact new abortion regulations in October. Use this interactive to look up the most recent state inspection records for abortion facilities and see how many abortion facilities have closed since January.
In their successful push for new abortion regulations, abortion opponents said conditions at existing facilities were unsafe. But a Texas Tribune review of recent state records showed little evidence to suggest the facilities were putting patients in imminent danger.
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.
In the 2013 legislative session, lawmakers sought to mitigate the impact of 2011 budget cuts by boosting women's health spending. But advocates have raised concerns that new abortion restrictions could create additional burdens.