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Both pro-choice and pro-life activists demonstrate in front of the Supreme Court on Dec. 4, 2002. (credit: JOYCE NALTCHAYAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Law

A sharply divided Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed Texas to continue enforcing abortion restrictions that opponents say have led more than a third of the state’s clinics to stop providing abortions.

11/19/2013

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Court Reinstates Most Of Texas’ New Abortion Rules

A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able to perform the procedure starting as soon as Friday.

10/31/2013

A federal judge's ruling means Texas abortion clinics will remain open. (Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

Texas Abortion Clinics Stay Open Following Ruling

The only abortion clinic in a 300-mile swath of West Texas can resume taking appointments after a federal judge struck down new restrictions that would have effectively shuttered it and at least a dozen other clinics across the state.

10/29/2013

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