Abortion

A Yardstick For the Culture Wars in Texas

Feb 25, 2015 By R.G. Ratcliffe

A newly released survey finds Texans sharply divided on issues such as same-sex marriage and abortion, but overwhelmingly in favor of a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants who live here illegally.

Where Does HB2 Stand Now?

Jan 8, 2015 By Dan Solomon

The controversial abortion law is still not fully in effect—but with the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals hearing arguments this week, it’s final fate gets closer. 

What’s Next For Abortion In Texas?

Oct 8, 2014 By Dan Solomon

After the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the injunction issued by a lower court, access to abortion services in Texas are limited to a handful of clinics in just the four largest cities in the state. Is this the new normal? 

Weekend Wobbles

Sep 2, 2014 By Erica Grieder

Two court rulings and a debate over a debate add up to a couple of headaches for Abbott. 

The Latest On HB2

Nov 1, 2013 By Dan Solomon

Last night, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit granted an emergency motion to stay the injunction against HB2. Here's what that means in non-legalese. 

Here’s What’s Going On With The Abortion Law Ruling Right Now

Oct 29, 2013 By Dan Solomon

HB2, the law that placed severe restrictions on abortion access in Texas, went to court this month—and one important provision was found unconstitutional yesterday. While national outlets reported that the whole bill had been overturned, this isn't true, and the office of Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott filed an emergency motion to stay the injunction at two o'clock in the morning.