Planned Parenthood http://tpr.org en 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 Groups Question Progress Of Women’s Health Care In Texas http://tpr.org/post/groups-question-progress-women-s-health-care-texas <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The subject of women’s health care once again drew a crowd to the state capitol at the same time some lawmakers touted the progress made by the stated-funded Texas Women’s Healthcare Fund.</span></p><p>State Sen. Jane Nelson, R-Dallas, who chairs the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services, said&nbsp; women’s health care in Texas is funded at record levels, serving more women than it ever has.</p><p>"Last session the Legislature prioritized women’s health and provided an additional $240 million to reach an additional 170,000 women," Nelson said.</p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:42:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 27061 at http://tpr.org Groups Question Progress Of Women’s Health Care In Texas Attorneys Expect Quick Decision In Case Involving New Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions http://tpr.org/post/attorneys-expect-quick-decision-case-involving-new-texas-abortion-clinic-restrictions <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Less than a week after the start of the New Year, attorneys for abortions rights groups and attorneys with the Texas attorney general’s office will once again face off in the case arguing the merits of Texas’ new abortion law and its constitutionality.&nbsp;&nbsp; </span></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 16:05:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 23790 at http://tpr.org Attorneys Expect Quick Decision In Case Involving New Texas Abortion Clinic Restrictions Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Law By Narrow Margin http://tpr.org/post/supreme-court-refuses-block-texas-abortion-law-narrow-margin <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The U.S. Supreme Court is siding with the Fifth </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Circuit Court of Appeals decision that allows Texas abortion law to remain in effect while awaiting a trial.</span></p><p>Planned Parenthood of American asked Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia to review the Fifth Circuit Court ruling that allowed the law to remain in effect while awaiting trial.</p> Wed, 20 Nov 2013 16:53:04 +0000 Ryan Poppe 22246 at http://tpr.org Supreme Court Refuses To Block Texas Abortion Law By Narrow Margin Abortion Rights Attorneys File Emergency Stay With U.S. Supreme Court Justice http://tpr.org/post/abortion-rights-attorneys-file-emergency-stay-us-supreme-court-justice <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Attorneys for a group of abortion rights groups and clinics have asked the U.S. Supreme Court for an emergency order to overturn the</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> ruling</span> by the <span style="line-height: 1.5;"><span style="line-height: 1.5;">U.S. </span>Fifth <span style="line-height: 1.5;">Circuit Court, </span></span>which overturned an initial decision on parts of Texas' new abortion restriction law and allowed those restrictions to take immediate effect.</span></span></p> Mon, 04 Nov 2013 16:38:23 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21322 at http://tpr.org Abortion Rights Attorneys File Emergency Stay With U.S. Supreme Court Justice U.S. 5th Circuit Court Overturns HB 2 Abortion Ruling http://tpr.org/post/us-5th-circuit-court-overturns-hb-2-abortion-ruling <p>The U.S. 5th&nbsp;Circuit Court of Appeals has overturned a lower federal district court's ruling that found a section of House Bill 2, Texas new abortion law to be unconstitutional. &nbsp;</p><p>Starting Friday, Nov. 1 every clinic performing abortion will have to be staffed by doctors with admitting privileges at a hospital no more than 30 miles away from their facility.</p><p>In the 5th&nbsp;Circuit Court's opinion justices wrote: &nbsp;</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:48:38 +0000 Ryan Poppe 21177 at http://tpr.org U.S. 5th Circuit Court Overturns HB 2 Abortion Ruling Abbott Files Immediate Appeal Of Federal Judge's Decision On Abortion Clinic Regulations http://tpr.org/post/abbott-files-immediate-appeal-federal-judges-decision-abortion-clinic-regulations <p>As he promised before a decision was even announced, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott has filed an appeal on the federal judge's ruling that two components of Texas’ new abortion law are unconstitutional.</p><p>Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel ruled yesterday afternoon that the abortion clinic regulation contained in the new law requiring doctors at facilities that provide abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 minutes of the clinic is unconstitutional.</p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 15:08:06 +0000 Ryan Poppe 20976 at http://tpr.org Abbott Files Immediate Appeal Of Federal Judge's Decision On Abortion Clinic Regulations Final Arguments Conclude In Texas Abortion Clinic Restriction Case http://tpr.org/post/final-arguments-conclude-texas-abortion-clinic-restriction-case <p>Attorneys in the federal case challenging sections of Texas’ new abortion clinic law have given their final arguments for why the new clinic restrictions are, or are not, constitutional. The rest is now up to Federal District Judge Lee Yeakel, who said he will provide his decision by the morning of Oct. 28.</p><p>Attorney Janet Creps, who represents the Center for Reproductive Rights in the filing, said this may only be the first step in what looks to be a long battle.</p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 20:17:01 +0000 Ryan Poppe 20690 at http://tpr.org Final Arguments Conclude In Texas Abortion Clinic Restriction Case Decision On Texas Abortion Clinic Law Will Likely Be Appealed http://tpr.org/post/decision-texas-abortion-clinic-law-will-likely-be-appealed <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The federal trial started today over the Texas abortion clinic restrictions that passed during this summer’s special session</span>. Both sides have agreed to a bench trial, making the presiding judge, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, the final decision maker.&nbsp;</p><p>Lawyers from Planned Parenthood are trying to block the law from taking effect, saying portions of the law make access to abortion services for women in South and West Texas impossible.</p> Mon, 21 Oct 2013 22:01:05 +0000 Ryan Poppe 20563 at http://tpr.org Decision On Texas Abortion Clinic Law Will Likely Be Appealed Federal Court Sets First Date For Abortion Lawsuit http://tpr.org/post/federal-court-sets-first-date-abortion-lawsuit <p>The Center for Reproductive Rights has confirmed the group&rsquo;s first day in federal court will be Oct. 21.</p><p>The center is one of three groups who, along with several abortion clinics in the state, filed a lawsuit seeking an injunction to stop two components of the Texas abortion law: One, a requirement that all doctors performing abortion have admitting rights at a hospital no more than 30 miles away, and two, that doctors provide patients with FDA guidelines when prescribing the drug RU-486.</p> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 17:58:46 +0000 Ryan Poppe 19512 at http://tpr.org Federal Court Sets First Date For Abortion Lawsuit