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DPD: 'Suspicious package' found near abortion clinic was a hoax, designed to incite fear
WFAA, Texas - October 20, 2017

DALLAS -- Police say a "suspicious package" found near an abortion clinic in North Dallas Friday morning was a hoax meant to scare people.The package was found by a pro-life group who was outside the clinic praying."It was about two feet tall wrapped in black plastic ...

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Court won't hear case of undocumented teenager seeking abortion access
Texas Tribune, Texas - October 11, 2017

A federal court has refused to hear the case of a pregnant 17-year-old undocumented immigrant at the center of a legal dispute over whether unaccompanied immigrant minors have the right to an abortion in the United States.After being caught by immigration authorities ...

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Law limiting second-trimester abortion blocked until Nov. 22
mySanAntonio.com, Texas - September 15, 2017

AUSTIN â A federal judge has further delayed enforcement of a new state law restricting a common second-trimester abortion procedure and set a trial to begin in early November. U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel of Austin set the trial date for Nov.

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Fifteen no-cost abortions scheduled through Harvey relief effort | The ...
Texas Tribune, Texas - September 11, 2017

Whole Woman's Health Clinic has already put more than $8000 toward providing abortions for women affected by the hurricane.

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No decision yet on whether second-trimester abortion ban will take effect
mySanAntonio.com, Texas - August 29, 2017

AUSTIN â A federal judge will decide by Friday whether to temporarily block the state's ban on a common second-trimester abortion procedure. Supporters argue the measure will prevent âdismembermentâ of living fetuses, but critics contend it will erode ...

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Texas special session sees success for slew of anti-abortion bills
El Paso Times, Texas - August 18, 2017

Three of the twelve bills that passed during the special legislative session enacted regulations targeting abortion â amplifying the success anti-abortion advocates saw in the regular session when lawmakers adopted a sweeping proposal banning multiple pr

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Bill requiring stricter abortion reporting sent to governor
Austin American-Statesman, Texas - August 11, 2017

Reports must include the type of abortion, gestational age of the fetus and information about each patient, including marital status, race, year of birth, county of residence and number of previous live births. Senators on Friday rejected an amendment by Sen. Jose ...

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Bill adding abortion reporting requirements on path to governor's desk
Texas Tribune, Texas - August 11, 2017

A bill that would require physicians and health care facilities to report more details on abortion complications to the state — and fine those that do not comply — is all but certain to hit the governor's desk.  Aug. 11, 2017Updated: 2 PMState Rep. Giovanni ...

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Texas House passes bill restricting insurance coverage of abortion
Texas Tribune, Texas - August 8, 2017

Texas women would have to pay a separate health insurance premium to get coverage for non-emergency abortions — what an opponent dubbed "rape insurance" — under a bill given early approval by the Texas House on Tuesday.Aug. 8, 201711 hours ago

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Texas House approves bill requiring more reporting on abortion complications
Texas Tribune, Texas - July 27, 2017

In abortion cases where complications arise, reporting to the state is already required. Under state Rep. Giovanni Capriglione’s House Bill 13, those requirements would get more strict: Physicians would have to submit reports to the state health commission within ...

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House gives preliminary OK on stricter abortion reporting requirements
Austin American-Statesman, Texas - July 27, 2017

State Rep. Donna Howard, D-Austin, speaks to fellow lawmakers on the House floor while her amendment to House Bill 13 was being considered on Thursday.

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House panel mulls abortion bills on Wednesday
Austin American-Statesman, Texas - July 26, 2017

Also on Wednesday, the committee heard HB 215 by Rep. Jim Murphy, R-Houston, that would require physicians to certify in writing the form of fetal abnormality identified for third trimester abortions. It would also require physicians who perform an

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Bill restricting abortion insurance gets initial nod in Texas Senate
Texas Tribune, Texas - July 26, 2017

Brandon Creighton, the Conroe Republican who is the lead author of the bill, said opponents of abortion should not be forced to pay for the procedure through their insurance plans and employers should be able to choose whether to include abortions in their health ...

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Texas Senate approves anti-abortion bill in overnight vote
Texas Tribune, Texas - July 26, 2017

Passed in a 21-10 vote, the measure prohibits local and state government agencies from contracting with abortion providers and their affiliates. (Update, July 26: The bill received final approval from the Senate on Wednesday evening and now heads to the House.)"Should ...

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What a Ban on Insurance for Abortions Means for Women with High ...
The Texas Observer, Texas - July 22, 2017

On the day before her abortion, Kristyn Ingram and her husband flipped through books of baby names. They chose one if it was a girl, and another for a boy.

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