HB2 http://kut.org en Abortion Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Reverse Ruling on Texas Law http://kut.org/post/abortion-rights-groups-ask-appeals-court-reverse-ruling-texas-law <p>Abortion rights <a href="https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1107663-petition-hospital-admitting-privileges-april-10.html" target="_blank">advocates have filed a petition asking</a> a federal appeals court to reconsider its stance on a part of Texas' new abortion law.</p><p>The groups that filed the petition include the American Civil Liberties Union, Planned Parenthood and the Center for Reproductive Rights. They’re asking the full Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to reconsider whether it’s constitutional to require abortion doctors to receive admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinics.</p><p> Thu, 10 Apr 2014 20:07:50 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 10194 at http://kut.org Abortion Rights Groups Ask Appeals Court to Reverse Ruling on Texas Law Appeals Court Upholds Provisions of Texas' Abortion Law http://kut.org/post/appeals-court-upholds-provisions-texas-abortion-law <p>An appeals court has upheld Texas' controversial new rules tightening rules for &nbsp;abortion providers. &nbsp;</p><p>The Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled on two elements of House Bill 2. One requires abortion doctors to receive <a href="http://kut.org/post/what-it-takes-texas-abortion-doctors-get-admitting-privileges">admitting privileges</a> at a hospital 30 miles from the clinic. The other requires doctors to follow an <a href="http://kut.org/post/what-fda-drug-guidelines-say-texas-new-abortion-law">FDA label</a> for medically-induced abortions, which requires more face-to-face visits with a physician.</p><p>The court found both constitutional, overturning a lower court decision.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">You can read the whole ruling </span><a href="http://kutne.ws/1hzdad1" style="line-height: 1.5;">here</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p><p> Thu, 27 Mar 2014 21:29:43 +0000 Matt Largey 10049 at http://kut.org Appeals Court Upholds Provisions of Texas' Abortion Law U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Texas Abortion Law Case http://kut.org/post/us-appeals-court-hear-texas-abortion-law-case <p><span style="line-height: 1.5; ">State officials and plaintiffs suing on behalf of Texas abortion providers are due back in court this morning.</span></p><p>The case being heard this morning was launched by abortion rights advocates hoping to overturn a state statute - known as <a href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=832&amp;Bill=HB2">HB2</a> - that regulates abortions. It was&nbsp;passed by the Texas Legislature in July and has since been tied up in a legal battle that <a href="http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-51008-CV0.pdf">has been appealed</a> to the U.S. Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans.</p><p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 15:29:37 +0000 Veronica Zaragovia 9486 at http://kut.org U.S. Appeals Court to Hear Texas Abortion Law Case State Agency Finalizes Abortion Regulations http://kut.org/post/state-agency-finalizes-abortion-regulations <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">The Texas Department of State Health Services finalized strict new abortion regulations on Friday, claiming that none of the 19,000 public comments on the rules provided evidence that they are unconstitutional.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:19:49 +0000 Becca Aaronson, Texas Tribune 9454 at http://kut.org State Agency Finalizes Abortion Regulations SCOTUS Won't Intervene in Texas Abortion Case http://kut.org/post/scotus-wont-intervene-texas-abortion-case <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday rejected a&nbsp;<a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/11/12/after-court-ruling-abortion-providers-ending-servi/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144);">request by abortion providers</a>&nbsp;to intervene in their lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of new abortion regulations in Texas that took effect in November.</p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15.199999809265137px;">"Reasonable minds can perhaps disagree about whether the [U.S. 5th Circuit] Court of Appeals should have granted a stay in this case,"&nbsp;Justice Antonin Scalia wrote in the 5-4 opinion.&nbsp;"There is no doubt that the applicants have not carried their heavy burden of showing that doing so was a clear violation of accepted legal standards — which do not include a special 'status quo' standard for laws affecting abortion."</p><p> Tue, 19 Nov 2013 23:12:55 +0000 Becca Aaronson, Texas Tribune 9218 at http://kut.org SCOTUS Won't Intervene in Texas Abortion Case 5th Circuit Reverses Ruling on TX Abortion Regulations http://kut.org/post/5th-circuit-reverses-ruling-tx-abortion-regulations <p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px;">Texas abortion providers’&nbsp;Monday&nbsp;victory was short-lived. The U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals&nbsp;on Thursday <a href="http://www.ca5.uscourts.gov/opinions/pub/13/13-51008-CV0.pdf">reversed a federal district court ruling</a> that found part of the state's new abortion regulations unconstitutional, meaning the provisions of House Bill&nbsp;2 could take effect immediately if state officials choose to enforce them.</p> Fri, 01 Nov 2013 00:42:15 +0000 Becca Aaronson, Texas Tribune 9073 at http://kut.org 5th Circuit Reverses Ruling on TX Abortion Regulations