Abortion http://tpr.org en A Look Back At The Wendy Davis Abortion Bill Filibuster One Year Later http://tpr.org/post/look-back-wendy-davis-abortion-bill-filibuster-one-year-later <p>One year ago, the Democrats in the Texas Senate were gearing up for what some have called the filibuster heard around the world. &nbsp;Since then, a lot has happened over the past year as a result of state Sen. Wendy Davis filibuster of the state's latest abortion bill.</p><p>The state’s newest abortion law, which became House Bill 2 in the first special session, was introduced during the Legislature’s regular session but blocked by Democrats using the Senate’s two-thirds majority rule.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:19:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33992 at http://tpr.org A Look Back At The Wendy Davis Abortion Bill Filibuster One Year Later North Texas Hospital Settles Suit, Restores Doctors' Admitting Privileges http://tpr.org/post/north-texas-hospital-settles-suit-restores-doctors-admitting-privileges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">In an -out-of-court settlement, University General Hospital in Dallas has restored the admitting privileges of <span style="line-height: 1.5;">two area doctors</span> after they were revoked because the doctors perform abortions.</span></p><p>In April, Dr. Lamar Robinson and Dr. Jasbir Ahluwalia filed suit against the hospital for revoking their admitting privileges, which are now required for doctors performing abortions under House Bill 2, which was passed last summer.</p> Wed, 11 Jun 2014 18:10:44 +0000 Ryan Poppe 33209 at http://tpr.org North Texas Abortion Doctors Sue Hospital Over Revoked Admitting Privileges http://tpr.org/post/north-texas-abortion-doctors-sue-hospital-over-revoked-admitting-privileges <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two North Texas doctors have sued University General Hospital Dallas after receiving a letter that announced their admitting privileges were revoked because they perform abortions at a separate facility.</span></p><p>Dr. Lamar Robinson and another doctor not wanting to be identified filed a lawsuit in a Dallas County courtroom after the public hospital, University General Hospital Dallas, sent a letter to the two physicians&nbsp; stating that they were revoking their admitting rights.&nbsp;</p> Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:00:50 +0000 Ryan Poppe 30252 at http://tpr.org Abortion Rights Group Asks Full 5th Circuit To Hear Case Against Texas Abortion Law http://tpr.org/post/abortion-rights-group-asks-full-5th-circuit-hear-case-against-texas-abortion-law <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The group of abortion rights and civil rights advocates that were defeated in their first challenge to the Texas hospital admitting rights component of the 2013 abortion law has </span>re-filed<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> a petition with the US </span>5<sup>th</sup><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Circuit Court of Appeals, asking the entire court to hear the merits of their challenge to the law.</span></p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 18:08:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29893 at http://tpr.org Abortion Rights Group Asks Full 5th Circuit To Hear Case Against Texas Abortion Law Second Lawsuit Filed Challenging Sections Of Texas Abortion Law http://tpr.org/post/second-lawsuit-filed-challenging-sections-texas-abortion-law <p>The Center for Reproductive Rights and other abortion-rights groups have filed a second lawsuit challenging another component of the Texas new Abortion Law that passed last summer in a special session.</p><p>This second lawsuit challenges requirements that all clinics become ambulatory surgical centers in order to operate in the State of Texas.</p> Wed, 02 Apr 2014 18:59:47 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29350 at http://tpr.org Second Lawsuit Filed Challenging Sections Of Texas Abortion Law 5th Circuit Upholds New Texas Rules For Abortion Providers http://tpr.org/post/5th-circuit-upholds-new-texas-rules-abortion-providers <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;The US 5th </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans has overturned a lower federal’s court ruling that sections of Texas’ new abortion law were unconstitutional. &nbsp;</span></p><p>Civil rights groups have said the law would close one-third of Texas abortion clinics and leave large sections of Texas women with the only option to drive hundreds of miles to be seen by a doctor.&nbsp;</p> Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:21:52 +0000 Ryan Poppe 29059 at http://tpr.org 5th Circuit Upholds New Texas Rules For Abortion Providers UT Student Helps Get Texas Women Access To Abortion Services http://tpr.org/post/ut-student-helps-get-texas-women-access-abortion-services <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As women in large sections of the state quickly lose access to abortion services, Lenzie Sheible, a 19-year-old University of Texas at Austin student, to form a nonprofit whose aim is to provide these women transportation to cities with abortion clinics. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p>It was just a few weeks ago that the last remaining abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley closed it’s doors because of restrictions contained in Texas’ House Bill 2, the state’s new set of abortion restrictions that has so far led to the closure of 19 clinics.&nbsp;</p> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:02:39 +0000 Ryan Poppe 28391 at http://tpr.org Despite Water Crisis, Some Arizona Farmers Are Exporting Crops http://tpr.org/post/despite-water-crisis-some-arizona-farmers-are-exporting-crops <p><strong>Fronteras</strong>: As California struggles with its water crisis and the rest of the southwest deals with drought, some criticize Arizona farmers for exporting some of their crops overseas. In the final part of our series "Pipe Dreams" we look at the controversy of indirectly exporting water overseas. A new lawsuit in Arizona federal court is trying to block new state abortion restrictions from taking effect on April 1. What's at stake in that state's latest legal fight over abortion? Also, crowded college classrooms have some U.S. students heading south of the border for their higher education.</p><p> Fri, 07 Mar 2014 17:06:09 +0000 Crystal Chavez 27854 at http://tpr.org Despite Water Crisis, Some Arizona Farmers Are Exporting Crops Texas Abortion Restrictions Shutter Two More Clinics http://tpr.org/post/texas-abortion-restrictions-shutter-two-more-clinics Transcript <p>AUDIE CORNISH, HOST: <p>The last two abortion clinics in Texas' Rio Grande Valley along the Mexican border are closing today. New restrictions passed by the Texas Legislature last year require that doctors at abortion clinics obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:16:00 +0000 Wade Goodwyn 27825 at http://tpr.org Rio Grande Valley Loses Only Remaining Abortion Clinic http://tpr.org/post/rio-grande-valley-loses-only-remaining-abortion-clinic <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The last remaining abortion clinic in the Rio Grande Valley closed its doors this week as a result of House Bill 2, the abortion clinic restriction law passed by the legislature during 2013’s special session.</span></p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 20:43:57 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27816 at http://tpr.org