September 1, 2014
by Alison Sacriponte
On Sunday Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed a motion in the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit to delay the enforcement of a recent district court ruling that struck down state law that imposed new regulations on abortion clinics. The motion was filed just hours before the new law ...[read more]
August 30, 2014
by Ann Schober
A judge for the US District Court for the Western District of Texas on Friday struck down a provision of a sweeping state anti-abortion law that Texas Governor Rick Perry signed into law in 2013. The provision, requiring Texas abortion clinics to meet hospital-level, ambulatory surgical center ...[read more]
April 3, 2014
by Cynthia Miley
The Center for Reproductive Rights announced Wednesday that it will file a new lawsuit against Texas House Bill 2, which requires physicians performing "surgical abortions" to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and also required certain compliance protocols relating to the ...[read more]
March 28, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Thursday upheld Texas abortion restrictions requiring physicians performing "surgical abortions" to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and certain compliance protocols relating to the administration of drugs inducing "medication ...[read more]
January 26, 2014
by Josh Guckert
JURIST Guest Columnist Abbey Marr, Harvard Law School, Class of 2014, discusses how Texas has placed undue burdens on women seeking abortions...On April 12, 2011, I was working as a case manager at the DC Abortion Fund when we received an urgent call from a clinic. Congress had reinstated its ban ...[read more]
January 22, 2014
by Stephanie Kogut
JURIST Guest Columnists Esha Bhandari and Jennifer Sokoler, both of the Center for Reproductive Rights, discuss the recent legal challenges to a Texas abortion law...The US Supreme Court's recent order refusing to reinstate an injunction against a Texas law restricting abortion—thereby allowing... ...[read more]
January 7, 2014
by Julie Deisher
The US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit heard arguments Monday regarding the constitutionality of Texas' new abortion law, the provisions of which would lead to the closing of many of the state's abortion clinics. Pro-choice groups contend that the district court correctly ruled that the ...[read more]
November 20, 2013
by Max Slater
The US Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 5-4 to allow Texas's new abortion law to remain in effect while it is being reviewed by the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit. The provision in question requires doctors who perform abortions at clinics to have admitting privileges at a nearby ...[read more]
November 13, 2013
by Max Slater
Texas officials on Tuesday filed a brief with US Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in response to a challenge to the state's new restrictive abortion law. Last week, abortion rights groups such as Planned Parenthood filed an emergency request asking the Supreme Court to reinstate a previous ...[read more]
November 4, 2013
by Addison Morris
Planned Parenthood and other abortion rights groups on Monday filed an emergency request with the US Supreme Court to reinstate a previous injunction blocking the implementation of a Texas law placing new restrictions on abortion. The disputed restriction requires that doctors performing abortions ...[read more]

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