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Federal Judge Declares Hospital Admitting Privileges Provision of Texas Abortion Law Unconstitutional (Updated)

A federal judge has declared part of Texas' abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

A federal judge has declared part of Texas’ abortion law to be unconstitutional, blocking a provision that requires abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at hospitals within 30 miles of where they perform abortion procedures.

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Closing Arguments Heard in Texas Anti-Choice Law Trial

The eight male lawyers and one female lawyer representing the State of Texas at the HB 2 hearing.

A federal judge said Wednesday that he would make a ruling on a lawsuit challenging parts of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law “as quickly as [he] can,” as the law is poised to go into effect next Tuesday.

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Tears, Testy Exchanges on Second Day of Texas Abortion Law Trial

Picture from inside the Texas courthouse in which the HB 2 debate is taking place.

On the second day of Texas’ omnibus anti-choice law trial, testimony focused on whether abortion providers would be able to obtain hospital admitting privileges under the new law.

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On First Day of Texas Abortion Law Trial, State Asserts Interest in Protecting ‘Unborn’

A senate bill could target doctors for anti-choice protests, while a house bill would ban private insurance coverage of abortion.

Opponents of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law went to court Monday morning to ask a federal judge to block two tenets of HB 2 that require abortion providers to secure admitting privileges at nearby hospitals and restrict the prescription of a medication abortion regimen.

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New Nonprofit Plans Construction of Abortion-Providing Ambulatory Surgical Centers in Texas

The Louisiana House Committee on Health and Welfare voted unanimously to passed a bill that would implement regulations on clinics that provide abortions.

As Texas abortion providers head to court to challenge parts of the state’s new omnibus anti-choice law, representatives of a new reproductive health group say they will open abortion-providing ambulatory surgical centers to increase access to abortion in Texas.

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Lawsuit Challenging Texas Anti-Choice Law Heads to Court

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas' new omnibus anti-abortion law will go before a judge for the first time today.

A lawsuit challenging two tenets of Texas’ new omnibus anti-choice law will go before a judge for the first time today.

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Oklahoma’s More Stringent Parental Notification Laws to Take Effect November 1

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

Beginning November 1, most teens who seek abortion in Oklahoma will not be able to do so without notifying a parent.

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Shades of Blue in Texas’ Rio Grande Valley, as Wendy Davis Launches Her Campaign

South Texas' Rio Grande Valley came into the spotlight this summer during the state legislature's battle over an omnibus anti-choice bill, but for the people who call it home, politics are much more complicated than "red" or "blue."

South Texas’ Rio Grande Valley came into the spotlight this summer during the state legislature’s battle over an omnibus anti-choice bill, but for the people who call it home, politics are much more complicated than “red” or “blue.”

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A Template for Journalists and Pundits Discussing Wendy Davis’ Political Solvency

A helpful template for coastal journalists, Republican pundits, political dilettantes, and anyone else with boldly unique views on the certainty of Wendy Davis' abject political failure.

A helpful template for coastal journalists, Republican pundits, political dilettantes, and anyone else with boldly unique views on the certainty of Wendy Davis’ abject political failure.

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One Million Low-Income Texans Fall Into ACA ‘Coverage Gap,’ With No Help in Sight

While the controversial new law, which went into effect Thursday, allows insurance companies to offer abortion coverage as an optional rider, it turns out that no companies will offer those riders on the individual market.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry continues to refuse a federal Medicaid expansion, leaving an estimated one million working Texans without access either to Medicaid or federal insurance subsidies.

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