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Plaintiff 'Outraged' After Texas Supreme Court Abortion Ruling

State Supreme Court rejects challenge to law that would've forced clarification on medical exemptions

(Newser) - The Texas Supreme Court on Friday rejected a challenge to one of the most restrictive abortion bans in the US. The unanimous ruling from the court, whose nine justices are all elected Republicans, is the latest decision to uphold Texas' abortion ban, which critics say doesn't offer enough clarity...

Man Who Put Abortion Drug in Wife's Drink Gets Jail Time

It's 180 days behind bars for Texas lawyer Mason Herring

(Newser) - A Texas man who pleaded guilty to sneaking an abortion drug into his pregnant wife's drinks will serve 180 days behind bars and be on probation for 10 years, reports the AP . NBC News reports that Mason Herring is also barred from having any contact with either his estranged...

Texas Supreme Court Officially Rules Against Woman in Abortion Case

Kate Cox had already left the state to obtain the procedure elsewhere

(Newser) - After a pregnant Texas woman whose fetus has a fatal condition left the state to get an abortion elsewhere , the state Supreme Court on Monday rejected her unprecedented challenge of one of the most restrictive bans in the US, the AP reports. The court's ruling against Kate Cox, a...

After Top Court Blocks Abortion, Texas Woman Leaves State

Kate Cox has 'been in and out of the emergency room and she couldn't wait any longer'

(Newser) - A pregnant Texas woman who sought court permission for an abortion in an unprecedented challenge to one of the most restrictive bans in the US has left the state to obtain the procedure, her attorneys said Monday. The announcement came as Kate Cox, 31, was awaiting a ruling from the...

Pregnant Driver Gets 2nd Ticket for Driving in HOV Lane

'You again?' deputy said to Brandy Bottone, who claims Texas abortion law supports her case

(Newser) - Update: A traffic citation for a pregnant Texas woman who drove in the HOV lane, claiming her unborn baby counted as a passenger, has been dismissed. But Brandy Bottone decided to tempt fate, and Texas cops, once again: The Dallas Morning News reports the 32-year-old Plano woman was ticketed a...

Texas Clinics: Abortion Law Fight Is Over

State Supreme Court rules against lawsuit

(Newser) - Texas abortion providers on Friday conceded a final blow to their best hope of stopping the nation's most restrictive abortion law after a new ruling ended what little path to legal relief the US Supreme Court had left for clinics. The decision by the Texas Supreme Court, which is...

How Women Are Getting Around Texas' Abortion Law
How Women Are Getting
Around Texas' Abortion Law

How Women Are Getting Around Texas' Abortion Law

They're traveling out of state, ordering abortion pills from overseas

(Newser) - Abortions among Texas women have fallen by only 10% since September, when Texas' strict abortion law went into effect, as women look outside the Lone Star State for help, the New York Times reports. That's according to two new studies, which show women traveled out of state for abortion...

Texas Inspires Gun Legislation
Texas Inspires Gun Legislation

Texas Inspires Gun Legislation

California measure would involve citizens in enforcing assault weapons ban

(Newser) - A new bill in California would allow private citizens go after gun-makers in the same way Texas lets them target abortion providers, though gun advocates immediately promised a court challenge if it becomes law. Democratic Gov. Gavin Newsom on Friday backed legislation that would let private citizens enforce the state'...

Texas Reports 60% Plunge in Abortions Under New Law

Data for the first month also show no one filed a suit to collect $10K state offers

(Newser) - Abortions in Texas fell by 60% in the first month under the most restrictive abortion law in the US in decades, according to new figures that for the first time reveal a full accounting of the immediate impact. The nearly 2,200 abortions reported by Texas providers in September came...

Texas Begins Restricting Abortion Pills

Abortion providers blocked from supplying pills to women after 7 weeks of pregnancy

(Newser) - Texas is again limiting abortion access with a new law restricting access to abortion pills—"the most common abortion method in Texas," per the Texas Tribune . SB4, which took effect Thursday after passing the state Senate in September, prohibits abortion providers from supplying abortion-inducing medication to a patient...

2 SCOTUS Justices Open to Challenge to Abortion Law

Brett Kavanaugh appears concerned about loophole

(Newser) - It looks like the Supreme Court will hear a challenge to the Texas’s restrictive new abortion law . The court’s three more liberal justices, Elena Kagan, Stephen Breyer, and Sonia Sotomayor, have already called the law unconstitutional, the Washington Post reports. It went into effect after a 5-4 Supreme...

White House Will Turn to Supreme Court on Abortion
to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Feds Ask SCOTUS to Block Texas Abortion Ban

Justice Department describes new law as 'clearly unconstitutional'

(Newser) - Update: The Justice Department has formally asked the Supreme Court to block a Texas law that bans almost all abortions after six weeks of pregnancy. The department, which described the law as "clearly unconstitutional," asked for the law to be blocked while legal challenges play out, CNN reports....

Appeals Court Sides With Texas on Abortion Yet Again

Ruling pushes the Texas law closer to returning to the Supreme Court

(Newser) - Texas can continue banning most abortions after a federal appeals court on Thursday rejected the Biden administration’s latest attempt to undo a novel law that has become the nation’s biggest curb to abortion in nearly 50 years. It pushes the Texas law closer to returning to the Supreme...

Clinics Turn Patients Away After Brief Gap on Abortion Ban

Biden administration hasn't said anything about a next step

(Newser) - Texas clinics on Saturday canceled appointments booked during a 48-hour reprieve from the most restrictive abortion law in the US, which was back in effect as weary providers again focus their hopes on the Supreme Court. The Biden administration, which sued Texas over the law, has yet to say whether...

Texas Abortion Law Blocked by Judge
On Texas Abortion Ban,
a New 'Terse Ruling'

On Texas Abortion Ban, a New 'Terse Ruling'

Federal appeals court panel has temporarily reinstated 'heartbeat' ban

(Newser) - Update: Just two days after Texas' restrictive ban on abortion was suspended, a three-judge appeals court panel has put that ban back in place, at least for now. The New York Times reports the "terse ruling" on the ban, which bars the procedure after about six weeks of pregnancy,...

Justice Alito Takes Issue With the 'Sinister' Term 'Shadow Docket'

Justice blasts 'shadow docket' criticism in speech at Notre Dame

(Newser) - Justice Samuel Alito on Thursday lashed out at the suggestion that there's "something sneaky and dangerous" about the Supreme Court's emergency docket, through which it allowed Texas' restrictive abortion law to take effect . In a speech at the University of Notre Dame days before the start of...

Doctor Says It Was His 'Duty' to Defy Texas Abortion Law

Provided abortion after 6-week mark

(Newser) - A Texas doctor has penned a Washington Post op-ed in which he says he defied Texas's highly restrictive abortion law. In fact, the admission is right there in the title of Dr. Alan Braid's “Why I violated Texas’s extreme abortion ban.” "I acted because...

Game Studio CEO Steps Down After Praising Texas Law

Tripwire Interactive faced huge backlash after tweet from John Gibson

(Newser) - Gaming studio Tripwire Interactive announced Monday night that John Gibson had stepped down as CEO—two days after he expressed support for the new Texas abortion law. Gibson and Tripwire faced a major backlash after Gibson tweeted that he was "proud" of the Supreme Court for affirming the law,...

One City May Punish Texas For Abortion Rule

Portland, Oregon city council will vote on ending trade and travel with the state

(Newser) - While the full impact of the SCOTUS ruling that protects a Texas law banning most abortions remains unclear, one large US city wants to cut ties with the state. Per Oregon Public Broadcasting , the City of Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler said Friday that Portland City Council will vote this week...

Web Host Terminates Site for Reporting Abortions

GoDaddy says Texas Right to Life violated privacy rules

(Newser) - People incensed by a Texas Right to Life website for anonymously reporting women who had sought abortions asked to speak to the manager, and it worked. While TikTok users and Redditors flooded the site with fake tips, other people went straight to the top. The site’s host, GoDaddy, has...

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