Wendy Davis

In this Oct. 29, 2013 file photo, Dottie and Tom Knodell, opponents of abortion, hold signs outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic, in San Antonio. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

Court reinstates most of Texas’ new abortion rules

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court on Thursday ruled that most of Texas’ tough new abortion restrictions can take effect immediately — a decision that means as least 12 clinics won’t be able […]

10/31/2013

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Texas Senate blowup threatens lt. gov.’s future

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — With the crowd in the Texas Senate gallery chanting at deafening levels, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst stood at the podium with his hands in his pockets as his fellow Republicans pleaded […]

06/28/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Perry, filibuster star clash over Texas abortions

DALLAS (AP) — A battle over proposed abortion restrictions in Texas became a personal grudge match Thursday between conservative Republican Gov. Rick Perry and a Democratic state senator whose lengthy, one-woman filibuster catapulted her to […]

06/27/2013

Texas Governor Rick Perry

Texas gov. calls 2nd special session on abortion

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Gov. Rick Perry on Wednesday called a second special session of the Texas Legislature to pass widespread abortion restrictions across the nation’s second-largest state, after the first attempt by Republicans died […]

06/26/2013

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Ex-teen mom heads filibuster versus abortion limit

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — To lead their nearly 13-hour filibuster attempt aimed at blocking a contentious abortion bill, Texas Democrats turned to a 50-year-old lawmaker who pulled herself up from a tough background as a […]

06/26/2013

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