It has been two months since the nation’s toughest restrictions on abortion took effect in Texas, effectively ending access to abortion in the state. A case against the law has once again reached the highest court in the land. John…
By John Yang, Geoffrey Lou Guray
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
In his 113- page order blocking the enforcement of Texas' six week abortion ban law, U.S. District Judge Robert Pitman called the law “an unprecedented and aggressive scheme to deprive its citizens of a significant and well-established constitutional right.” But…
By Meredith Lee, Alex D'Elia, Stephanie Sy
Abortions quickly resumed in some Texas clinics Thursday after a federal judge halted the most restrictive abortion law in the U.S., but doctors across the state did not rush to resume normal operations with the court battle far from over.
By Paul J. Weber, Jamie Stengle, Associated Press
By Paul J. Weber, 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…
Abortion rights activists are marching today, voicing opposition to a Texas law that heavily restricts abortion access. The Supreme Court's new term begins Monday, in which it is scheduled to hear a case stemming from a Mississippi law that banned…
In our news wrap Friday, California announced the nation's first statewide COVID-19 vaccination mandate for schoolchildren. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh tested positive for COVID-19. The high court said he is fully vaccinated and shows no symptoms. The United…
The Senate Judiciary Committee is expected to hold a hearing Wednesday on Texas' restrictive abortion ban.
By Associated Press
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said that congressional action would make a “tremendous difference” in Democrats’ efforts to maintain access to abortion rights. She called the Supreme Court's decision “shameful” and counter to its own precedent.
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