More women who say they were put in danger by Texas' abortion bans are joining a lawsuit that seek to force the state to clarify medical exceptions in the laws.
The attorney Jonathan Mitchell is known for leveraging the law to achieve his conservative clients' goals — regardless of the potential political fallout.
When she gave birth to her baby with a fatal condition two months early, Samantha Casiano scrambled to raise funds for the funeral. Anti-abortion advocates say Texas laws are "working as designed."
The lawsuit filed on behalf of five patients who said their lives were put at risk and two physicians asks a state judge to clarify exceptions for medical emergencies under Texas law.
One year after a restrictive abortion law took effect, a poll shows a majority of Texans surveyed say they support abortion access in most or all cases. Many say the issue will motivate them to vote.
Building on SB 8 in Texas, some Republican lawmakers are trying a new strategy: pushing bills that would attempt to limit what residents can and can't do even beyond state lines.
It's been six months since the Texas law banning almost all abortions after about six weeks of pregnancy took effect. Doctors and patients feel frustrated as they navigate the new legal environment.
Known as SB 8, the law bans almost all abortions in the state after about six weeks of pregnancy, even in cases of rape, sexual abuse and incest.
A federal judge will decide whether to block Texas' new restrictive abortion law after hearing from Justice Department attorneys and lawyers for the state. He offered no timetable for a decision.
Dr. Alan Braid said that his decision to perform an abortion past the six-week mark earlier this month was a matter of duty.
The Justice Department is asking a federal judge to temporarily block the new Texas abortion ban while its lawsuit against the state continues.