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5th Circuit Allows Gov. Abbott to Block Abortion Procedures During a Pandemic

This comes one day after federal district court blocks the order, allowing essential care Today, a three-judge panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals used an extraordinary measure to allow Gov. Greg Abbott to [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Election of Attorney General Greg Abbott to Texas Governor

Center for Reproductive Rights Statement on the Election of Attorney General Greg Abbott to Texas Governor (PRESS RELEASE) Today the Center for Reproductive Rights called on Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott to reject the extreme and divisive [...]

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Planned Parenthood Center for Choice, et al. v. Abbott, et al.

(REVISED 4.22.2020) This litigation challenges actions taken by Governor Greg Abbott and other state officials to ensure that patients can continue to access essential, time-sensitive abortion services during the COVID-19 pandemic. While doctors and nurses in his state [...]

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Federal Court Blocks Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Order Against Abortion Care AGAIN

Abortion providers can resume medication abortions and abortion procedures for patients who would otherwise be unable to access abortion due to gestational age cut-offs Today, a federal district court granted a second temporary restraining order [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights, Planned Parenthood File New Lawsuit Challenging Texas Measure Banning The Safest, Most Common Method of Abortion in the Second Trimester

CRR, PP File New Lawsuit Challenging TX Measure Banning Safest, Most Common Method of Abortion in Second Trimester Dangerous law puts medical decisions in the hands of politicians -- rather than doctors and their patients. [...]

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BREAKING: Supreme Court is Asked to Urgently Restore Medication Abortion Access in Texas During Pandemic

Abortion Services Remain Virtually Inaccessible Under Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 Order Today, Texas abortion providers — represented by the Center for Reproductive Rights, the Lawyering Project, and Planned Parenthood Federation of America — asked the U.S. [...]

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Texas Abortion Providers Push for Emergency Relief in Federal District Court

This comes one day after the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals used unusual legal mechanisms to enforce Gov. Abbott’s COVID-19 order targeting abortion. This afternoon, Texas abortion providers went back to a federal district court [...]

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Texas Abortion Providers Secure Emergency Relief to Keep Essential Abortion Procedures Available During Pandemic

Decision comes after Gov. Abbott exploits COVID-19 pandemic to block abortion access Today, a federal district judge granted Texas abortion providers a temporary restraining order to allow abortion services to continue for the time being [...]

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Abortion Providers File Litigation in Four States To Protect Access to Essential Abortion Care

Filings Come in Response to Politicians Who Have Exploited COVID-19 Pandemic to Try to Ban Access to Abortion for More Than 10 Million Women of Reproductive Age Today, abortion providers in Alabama, Iowa, Ohio, and [...]

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Texas Abortion Providers File Emergency Lawsuit to Keep Essential Abortion Procedures Available During Pandemic

Gov. Abbott exploits COVID-19 pandemic to cut off abortion access (PRESS RELEASE) Today, a group of Texas abortion providers — represented by Planned Parenthood Federation of America, the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Lawyering [...]

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Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Texas’ Latest Attempt to Restrict Abortion

Center for Reproductive Rights Vows to Fight Texas’ Latest Attempt to Restrict Abortion Governor signs measure banning safe, proven method of abortion, also doubles down on regulations targeting women seeking abortion care, miscarriage management (PRESS [...]

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Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott

Texas passed House Bill 2 in 2013, which requires that abortion providers obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals and mandates a medically obsolete method of medication abortion. Laws that require abortion providers to have admitting [...]

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Appendices: Planned Parenthood et al. v. Abbott: Emergency Application to Vacate Stay

Appendices for motion filed with the Supreme Court of the United States on November 4, 2013.

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