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  • Abortion rights activists win Supreme Court order to block Texas rule

    The Supreme Court in a 6-3 decision Tuesday blocked Texas from enforcing part of an antiabortion law that forced most of the state’s abortion clinics to shut down.
  • Wendy Davis defends wheelchair ad, says it's about hypocrisy

    Texas gubernatorial hopeful Wendy Davis defended a controversial TV spot criticizing her paraplegic opponent, saying Monday that the advertisement was meant to highlight his alleged hypocrisy and not his disability. “In 1984, Greg Abbott sought...

    Most abortion clinics in Texas will be forced to close under court ruling

    Nearly two-thirds of abortion clinics in Texas must close immediately after a federal appeals court ruled Thursday that the state could enforce its law requiring those facilities to be built to the same stringent standards as hospitals. The...

    Federal judge strikes down key part of restrictive Texas abortion law

    A federal judge late Friday struck down two provisions of a Texas law that has already forced the closure of half the state’s abortion clinics, granting at least a temporary reprieve to nearly a dozen more facilities that would have otherwise gone...

    Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court

    Texas abortion limits law upheld by appeals court
    A new Texas law that’s been cited in the closures of more than a dozen abortion clinics in the state does not violate the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court ruled Thursday. The U.S. 5th  Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision overturns...