The law has been in effect since September, aside from a district court-ordered pause that lasted just 48 hours, and bans abortions once cardiac activity is detected, usually around six weeks and before some women know they are pregnant.
By Mark Sherman, Associated Press
A federal judge has ordered Texas to suspend a new law that has banned most abortions in the state since September. The order Wednesday by U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman freezes for now the strict abortion law known as Senate…
By Paul J. Weber, Associated Press
Social Activist Gloria Steinem, doctors and lawmakers will testify before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Thursday about abortion rights and access.
By Jim Salter, Associated Press
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing Wednesday on Texas' restrictive abortion ban.
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By Adam Beam, Associated Press
One law makes it illegal to film people within 100 feet of an abortion clinic for the purpose of intimidating them. Another law makes it easier for people on their parents' health insurance plans to keep sensitive medical information secret,…
By Stephen Groves, Associated Press
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem has issued an executive order to restrict access to abortion medication and make it clear that medicine-induced abortions fall within state law requiring an in-person consultation with a physician.
By María Verza, Associated Press
The decision will immediately only affect that state on the Texas border, but court President Arturo Zaldívar says it establishes "obligatory criteria for all of the country's judges," compelling them to act the same way in similar cases.
By Kimberlee Kruesi, Associated Press
The Supreme Court has allowed a Texas law banning most abortions to remain in effect, marking a key turning point for abortion opponents in their fight to implement stronger restrictions.
In Texas, abortions have all but ended after a late-night decision from the U.S. Supreme Court that kept in effect a new state law banning the procedure once a fetal heartbeat is detected, about 6 weeks into a pregnancy. While…
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