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Supreme Court Dumps Texas' Tough Abortion Laws

Justices vote 5-3 that clinic regulations are unconstitutional

(Newser) - In what the AP is calling the Supreme Court's "biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century," a 5-3 vote Monday has deemed Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics unconstitutional, refuting the state's assertion that these regulations were medically necessary to protect women's health. These rules... More »

Supreme Court Agrees to Hear Major Abortion Case

For the first time since 2007

(Newser) - The Supreme Court is taking on its first abortion case in eight years, a dispute over state regulation of abortion clinics. The justices said Friday they will hear arguments over a Texas law that would leave about 10 abortion clinics open across the state. A decision should come by late... More »

Most Texas Abortion Clinics Shut Down Overnight

Court decision closes 13 of 21 clinics

(Newser) - All but eight of the remaining 21 abortion clinics in Texas were forced to shut down overnight after a federal appeals court upheld the state's tough restrictions on abortion. The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the law's requirement for abortions to take place in expensive ambulatory... More »

Court: Mississippi Can't Close Only Abortion Clinic

Judges: state shouldn't force women to go elsewhere

(Newser) - A law that would have forced the only abortion clinic in Mississippi to close appears doomed after a federal court ruled against it once again. An appeals court panel decided 2-1 that State House Bill 1390, which requires abortion providers to have admitting privileges at local hospitals, would shift Mississippi'... More »

Killer Abortion Doc Gets 30 More Years

Kermit Gosnell convicted in pill mill case

(Newser) - Kermit Gosnell, already sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering babies who were still alive at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, was sentenced to 30 more years in prison yesterday, CNN reports. The 72-year-old ran a "pill mill" out of the same abortion clinic, and pleaded guilty to... More »

Ruling Will Close 38% of Texas Abortion Clinics

Appeals court reinstates central part of abortion law

(Newser) - Just this week , a federal judge called a central part of a new Texas abortion law unconstitutional; now, a US appeals court in New Orleans has reversed that ruling, the New York Times reports. In a temporary decision, judges yesterday said a rule requiring doctors performing abortions to have local... More »

Texas Abortion Vote Misses by Minutes, Amid Chaos

Deadline missed on heels of Wendy Davis' epic filibuster

(Newser) - A contentious end to a wild day and night in Texas, where a bill that would ban abortions in the state after 20 weeks just barely failed to pass the state Senate before its midnight deadline, the AP reports. The GOP-controlled chamber was only able to vote on the bill... More »

Texas Lawmaker Trying to Kill Abortion Bill With Filibuster

State Sen. Wendy Davis has to make it until midnight local time

(Newser) - A Texas lawmaker is trying to keep sweeping new abortion restrictions from taking effect in the state, but she'll have to stay on her feet for about 13 hours to be successful. Democrat Wendy Davis began a filibuster at 11:18am local time and needs to make it until... More »

Court Ruling Saves Lone Abortion Clinic in Mississippi

State could have been first with none if law had stood

(Newser) - Mississippi's only abortion clinic will remain open—at least for now—following a federal judge's ruling yesterday that blocked part of a state law requiring abortion clinic doctors to have local hospital admitting privileges. The two doctors behind most abortions at the Jackson Women's Health Organization lack... More »

Alabama About to Put Its Abortion Clinics in Jeopardy

New restrictions go to governor today

(Newser) - Alabama's state legislature has passed a bill placing tough new restrictions on abortion providers, and critics say it's intended to shut down the five clinics in the state, the New York Times reports. The bill is headed for Gov. Robert Bentley's desk today, and he's said... More »

Slain Kansas Abortion Doc's Clinic Reopening

Protesters seek rezoning to block facility

(Newser) - After George Tiller was killed in 2009, his abortion clinic in Kansas shut down. This spring, it will once again open its doors—but not without plenty of controversy, the Huffington Post reports. An abortion rights group purchased Tiller's former building, but anti-abortion activists are fighting the reopening. As... More »

Judge Keeps Mississippi's Only Abortion Clinic Open

Case could be 'blueprint for abortion foes nationwide'

(Newser) - A federal judge has extended an injunction that is keeping Mississippi's sole abortion clinic open . The judge continued to block a state law requiring anybody performing abortions to have privileges to admit patients to a local hospital, the AP reports. State officials say the law is about safety, but... More »

Judge Temporarily Blocks Mississippi Anti-Abortion Law

Law would close state's last abortion clinic

(Newser) - A Mississippi law that could shut down the only abortion clinic in the state has been blocked by a federal judge, at least temporarily, reports the AP . State House Bill 1390 requires anyone who performs abortions at the clinic to be an obstetrician-gynecologist with local hospital privileges. But as those... More »

Mississippi May Close Only Abortion Clinic

Bill would make facility's doctors ineligible to work there

(Newser) - Mississippi has just one abortion clinic, and a bill that's passed the state legislature would likely close it. All it needs now is a governor's signature, and Phil Bryant has said he'll provide it. Under the bill, doctors performing abortions in an "abortion facility" would have... More »

Abortion Clinic Landlord Gets a Little Revenge

Volunteers call those who called him

(Newser) - Todd Stave is the landlord to an abortion clinic in Germantown, Md, that is especially controversial because it offers late-term abortions. Stave has no problem with protesters outside the clinic—"totally appropriate"—but when they started bombarding his home with phone calls, he decided to fight back with... More »

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