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With just few months before the start of the 2017 legislative session, Gov. Greg Abbott is promoting his plan to decrease abortions.  Abbott laid out a section of his legislative agenda at the annual Texas Alliance for Life benefit gala in Austin.

On a gray and rainy day, they poured onto the streets of Polish cities by the thousands. The women wore black, waved black flags and raised black umbrellas overhead — gathering on "Black Monday" to protest a proposed ban on abortion.

In Poland, abortion is already illegal except in cases of rape, incest, danger to the mother's life or irreparable damage to a fetus. The legislature is now proposing an absolute ban, carrying jail time of up to five years for both women and their doctors no matter the circumstances of the abortion, The Associated Press reports.

Texas Not Budging on Rule Requiring Burial or Cremation of Fetal Remains

Sep 23, 2016
Ben Philpott / KUT Public Radio

*Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

Despite intense outcry from the medical community and reproductive rights advocates, Texas isn't budging on a proposed rule to require the cremation or burial of fetal remains.

Anti-Abortion Advocate's Group Receives Large Women's Health Grant

Aug 10, 2016
Stephen Spillman / The Texas Tribune

Editor's note: This story has been updated throughout.

A group led by an anti-abortion advocate appears to be one of the largest recipients of state funding from the “Healthy Texas Women” program, which lawmakers recently created to help women find health care services paid for by the state.

Texas Tribune

Governor Greg Abbott has written a new rule concerning fetal tissue. The regulation would require abortion providers cremate or bury fetal remains. Many providers contract with specialized landfills that dispose of the remains.