Courtesy Planned Parenthood South Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling Monday overturning Texas abortion restrictions has supporters and opponents considering what comes next. It may include the reopening of some clinics in South Texas.

"Ruth Bader Ginsberg is like a superhero today," says Jeffrey Hons, president and CEO of Planned Parenthood South Texas, to the applause of the crowd.

Dallas Woman Shares Her Abortion Experience

Jun 28, 2016

Three years ago, while Wendy Davis was filibustering Senate Bill 5 in Austin, Nicole Stewart was facing a difficult decision in Dallas. Five months into her pregnancy, doctors said if she delivered her baby, it probably would not survive. She tells her story.

Nicole Stewart is the creator of Oral Fixation, a live storytelling show in Dallas. She and her husband now have a 7-month old daughter, Serena.

From Texas Standard:

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that part of a 2013 Texas law restricting abortion procedures is "unconstitutional."

House Bill 2 required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles. Each clinic also had to meet the standards of hospital surgical facilities. The law also banned abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy and the abortion pill misoprostol.

The law garnered national attention during former Sen. Wendy Davis’s 11-hour filibuster in June 2013. The ensuing court case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, asked whether these new admitting privileges and ambulatory surgical center requirements on abortion providers within the state posed an “undue burden” on women.


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The U.S. Supreme Court this morning struck down two provisions passed as House Bill 2 in 2013 that Texas tried to put in place that affected women’s ability to obtain an abortion.

Politics Makes Abortion Training In Texas Difficult

Jun 21, 2016

Every year, more than 100 new obstetrician-gynecologists graduate from a Texas residency program and enter the medical workforce. Theoretically, all have had the opportunity during their four years of residency to learn about what's called "induced abortion" — named that to distinguish it from a miscarriage. But the closure of abortion clinics in Texas — more than 20 since 2013 — has made that training increasingly difficult.