Abortion clinics in Texas are starting to reopen after the U.S. Supreme Court blocked new restrictions that had closed all but eight facilities.
A federal appeals court has refused to reconsider a previous ruling that left intact parts of new abortion restrictions in Texas that have forced most abortion clinics across the state to close.
Women seeking legal abortions in Texas starting Friday will drive hours if they live near the Mexico border and have fewer options in big cities after a federal appeals court allowed the state to enforce tough Republican-backed clinic laws.
An Oklahoma doctor who performs nearly half the state’s abortions filed a lawsuit Thursday to block a law that would require clinics to have a physician with admitting privileges at a nearby hospital present when an abortion is performed.
Democratic gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis reveals in a new campaign memoir that she terminated two pregnancies for medical reasons in the 1990s.
Tough new Texas abortion restrictions are on hold after a federal judge found Republican-led efforts to hold abortion clinics to hospital-level operating standards unconstitutional.
Organizers have little time left for a new Mississippi initiative that would declare life begins at conception.
An advocacy group filed another federal lawsuit Wednesday challenging a new provision in Texas’ tough restrictions on abortion, less than a week after a federal appeals court reversed a previous suit and found that the stricter limits don’t impose an undue burden on women’s health.
Judges rule the regulations do not jeopardize a woman’s health.
The last abortion clinic in the vast, impoverished Rio Grande Valley closed Thursday, along with the sole remaining clinic in the 100-mile stretch between Houston and the Louisiana border, posing a tall obstacle to women seeking to end pregnancies across a wide swath of the nation’s second-largest state.