Santorum to jump into Texas abortion ban battle
July 9th, 2013
08:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Santorum to jump into Texas abortion ban battle

(CNN) – Rick Santorum's heading to Texas to put his support behind a controversial bill that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy.

According to a press release obtained by CNN that will be sent later Tuesday, Santorum will hold a news conference Thursday morning at the Texas state capitol in Austin.
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Filed under: Abortion • Rick Santorum • Texas
Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law
July 9th, 2013
02:57 AM ET
1 year ago

Federal judge temporarily blocks new Wisconsin abortion law

(CNN) - A Wisconsin federal judge has granted a temporary restraining order preventing the state from enforcing a new and restrictive abortion law.

The law, signed by Gov. Scott Walker on Friday, bans doctors from performing abortions if they don't have admitting privileges to hospitals within 30 minutes of their practice.

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Filed under: Abortion • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Controversial Texas abortion bill
July 8th, 2013
06:48 PM ET
1 year ago

Both sides of abortion debate weigh in on Texas 'fetal pain' bill hearing

Austin, Texas (CNN) - The divisiveness of the abortion debate was on full display in the Texas statehouse Monday as SB1, also known as the fetal pain bill, was opened to public comment by the Senate Health and Human Services Committee.

Thousands began lining up early in the morning, and the testimony was expected to last more than 16 hours.

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Filed under: Abortion • Texas
Perry: 2016 ‘certainly an option’
July 7th, 2013
11:18 AM ET
1 year ago

Perry: 2016 ‘certainly an option’

(CNN) – Texas Gov. Rick Perry isn’t ready to reveal his political future, but he’s not ruling out another bid for the White House in 2016.
Perry will announce what’s ahead in his political career at an event on Monday in San Antonio.

Asked on “Fox News Sunday” about the possibility of his candidacy in 2016, Perry said, “Certainly that's an option out there, but again, we’ve got a lot of work to do in this building right behind me over the course of the next couple weeks that have my focus substantially, more than even 2014 or 2016."
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Filed under: 2013 • 2014 • 2016 • Abortion • Rick Perry • Texas
Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill
July 5th, 2013
07:19 PM ET
1 year ago

Wisconsin governor signs tougher abortion bill

(CNN) – Wisconsin became the latest state Friday to legislate tighter abortion laws after Republican Gov. Scott Walker signed a controversial bill that requires women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.

"This bill improves a woman's ability to make an informed choice that will protect her physical and mental health now and in the future," the governor's office said in a statement.
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Filed under: Abortion • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Controversial Texas abortion bill
July 5th, 2013
01:07 PM ET
1 year ago

Political week ahead: Five stories to watch

Washington (CNN) - The issues of abortion and illegal immigration will be in the spotlight over the next week, but all eyes will be on Texas on Monday for a major player to announce his political plans.

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Filed under: Abortion • Immigration • Marco Rubio • North Carolina • Texas
North Carolina joins states legislating against abortion
July 3rd, 2013
11:24 AM ET
1 year ago

North Carolina joins states legislating against abortion

Updated 7/3 at 2:30pm

(CNN) – Joining other Republican-controlled states like Texas and Ohio in legislative efforts to restrict abortion, the North Carolina state Senate Tuesday amended a bill originally focused on preventing foreign laws from playing any role in state legal proceedings to include a number of restrictions on abortion.

Amended and tentatively passed by the state Senate in one day in a 27-14 vote without any support from state Democrats, the bill would limit insurance coverage for abortions, require doctors to be present for the entire procedure, make gender-selective abortions illegal and require abortion clinics to meet the same licensing standards as surgical centers. The Senate gave it final approval Wednesday and sent it back to the North Carolina House for one last vote.
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Filed under: Abortion • Planned Parenthood • Wendy Davis
Anti-abortion groups pushing Rubio on 20-week abortion ban bill
July 3rd, 2013
11:17 AM ET
1 year ago

Anti-abortion groups pushing Rubio on 20-week abortion ban bill

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio is considering a request by anti-abortion groups to sponsor a bill in the Senate that would ban most abortions after 20 weeks, an adviser to the Florida Republican confirmed to CNN.

"I can tell you that the pro-life groups are asking Senator Rubio to sponsor the bill in the Senate. He's on a family vacation this week and will decide when he returns to D.C. next week," said the adviser, who asked for anonymity to speak more freely.
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Filed under: Abortion • Marco Rubio • Senate
Controversial Texas abortion bill
July 3rd, 2013
10:19 AM ET
1 year ago

Texas abortion showdown continues

Austin, Texas (CNN) - The battle over Texas' attempts to change its abortion law continued Tuesday at the state capitol.

Crowds of pro-choice and anti-abortion advocates flooded a House committee meeting on a bill that would impose strict new regulations on abortions in the state. Inside the hearing room, it was quiet as people waited their turn to speak.

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Filed under: Abortion • Texas
A t-shirt for Texans
July 1st, 2013
04:31 PM ET
1 year ago

A t-shirt for Texans

(CNN) - No movement is complete without memorabilia. Now, supporters of Planned Parenthood and state Sen. Wendy Davis' fight against new abortion restrictions in Texas have their own.

Planned Parenthood on Monday released a t-shirt available online that links the issue with NBC's "Friday Night Lights," a former hit TV show about a high school football team set in Dillon, Texas.
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Filed under: Abortion • Planned Parenthood • Rick Perry • Wendy Davis
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