• October 22, 2020

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Texas May Owe Abortion Providers’ Lawyers $4.5 Million

Texas could be on the hook for more than $4.5 million as part of its failed legal battle to defend its 2013 abortion restrictions, which the U.S. Supreme struck down as unconstitutional in June. The Center for Reproductive Rights late Friday filed its request for that amount in attorney’s fees and other expenses incurred in the lawsuit challenging […]Read More

Hearing Set on Controversial Texas Fetal-Tissue Rule

AUSTIN – Reproductive rights advocates are calling a proposed Texas abortion rule “another regulatory overreach” by state officials, and they plan to speak out against it at a hearing this week. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission wants to require abortion providers to cremate or bury fetal tissue rather than dispose of it using currently-accepted […]Read More

Doctors, Advocates Protest Changes to Texas Abortion Booklet

AUSTIN, Texas — Thousands have submitted comments to the Texas Department of State Health Services protesting revisions made to a booklet the state requires that doctors give women seeking an abortion. A coalition of physicians and women’s health-care advocates said thepamphlet, called “A Woman’s Right to Know,” contains medically inaccurate information and uses biased language […]Read More

SCOTUS Rules Against HB2: Reactions

Governor Abbott Statement On Supreme Court’s HB 2 Ruling Governor Greg Abbott today issued the following statement on the Supreme Court’s ruling on HB 2: “The decision erodes States’ law making authority to safeguard the health and safety of women and subjects more innocent life to being lost. Texas’ goal is to protect innocent life, […]Read More

U.S. Supreme Court Overturns Texas Abortion Restrictions

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday handed Texas abortion providers a major victory by overturning Texas’ 2013 abortion restrictions. On a 5-3 vote, the high court overturned restrictions passed as part of House Bill 2 in 2013 that required all Texas facilities that perform abortions to meet hospital-like standards — which include minimum sizes for […]Read More

State Officials Note Significant Drop in Texas Abortions

The number of abortions performed in Texas dropped significantly in 2014, with almost 9,000 fewer procedures in the state compared to the year before. Early estimates by state health officials show 54,191 abortions were performed in Texas in 2014 — down from 63,168 in 2013. The state estimates do not include abortions Texas women obtained at […]Read More