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5th Circuit Court Of Appeals Greenlights Controversial Texas Abortion Law

Posted on · Women seeking legal abortions in the state of Texas face longer drives and fewer options today, after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans late Thursday ruled a law requiring health clinics that offer abortions to meet surgical hospital operating standards could go into effect while a lower court ruling deeming it unconstitutional […]

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What’s Next in the Battle Over the Texas Abortion Law?

Posted on · Abortion rights supporters and opponents in Texas are awaiting a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ongoing legal battle over an abortion law Texas legislators passed last year. The law, as written, requires (among other provisions) that all clinics providing abortions in Texas meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. […]

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Abortion, Remembering Joe Sample, and Frontier Jazz Orchestra: Houston Matters for Tuesday, Sept. 16, 2014

Posted on · Abortion rights supporters and opponents in Texas are awaiting a ruling from the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in an ongoing legal battle over an abortion law Texas legislators passed last year. The law, as written, requires (among other provisions) that all clinics providing abortions in Texas meet the same standards as hospital-style surgical centers. […]

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Lawsuit Seeks to Block Further Implementation of Texas Abortion Law

Posted on · A trial is set to begin today in an Austin federal court over a lawsuit that seeks to block further implementation of the abortion legislation that passed in a special session of the Texas Legislature last year. Part of the law took effect last November, which reduced the number of places in Texas that can […]

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Provisions of Abortion Law Mired in Courts

Posted on · On Monday a federal judge struck down a portion of new abortion restrictions passed by the Texas legislature back in July. The provisions were to take effect today. District Judge Lee Yeakel says the provision requiring a doctor to obtain hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of a clinic where they perform abortions violates doctors' […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, July 12, 2013

Posted on · A lot can happen in a week here in Texas. In politics, Governor Perry’s announced he will not seek another term in office. In a second special session, the Texas House has passed a bill limiting abortion. Here in Houston, we await the official arrival of NBA star Dwight Howard, as the newest Houston Rocket. […]

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Houston Matters for Friday, June 28, 2013

Posted on · The Supreme Court's spring session ended with a bang. The High Court issued dramatic rulings on several highly anticipated cases involving civil rights, some originating here in Texas, and all with implications for Houstonians. The Court struck down DOMA, and instructed a lower court to dismiss a challenge to a ruling striking down Prop 8 […]