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A federal judge in Kentucky late Wednesday struck down a state law requiring pregnant women to undergo an ultrasound before having an abortion.
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott recently signed a bill bolstering reporting requirements for those who provide abortions to minors, but critics say it and two other abortion measures will hurt, not help Texas women.
BOSTON — Anti-abortion activists in Massachusetts have lobbied unsuccessfully for years to eliminate state funding for Planned Parenthood and other groups whose services include terminating a pregnancy. Now a coalition wants to let voters decide.
OKLAHOMA CITY — A new state law that received overwhelming legislative support in Oklahoma only a few weeks ago already faces a questionable future after lawmakers apparently failed to fund it.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Despite a legal threat and opposition from physicians, Oklahoma lawmakers are forging ahead with a measure that would make it illegal for women to abort a pregnancy because their unborn child has a genetic abnormality like Down syndrome.
On Friday, State Rep. Jessica Farrar, D-Houston, filed Texas House bill 4260, titled "Man's Right to Know Act," which would require men to wait 24 hours after an "initial health care consultation" to receive an elective vasectomy, colonoscopy or Viagra prescription.
Norma McCorvey, who was 22, unwed, mired in addiction and poverty, and desperate for a way out of an unwanted pregnancy when she became Jane Roe, the pseudonymous plaintiff in the 1973 U.S. Supreme Court decision that established a constitutional right to an abortion, died Feb. 18 at an assisted-living facility in Katy, Texas. She was 69.
A bill advancing in Oklahoma would require a woman to get the written consent of the fetus's father before obtaining an abortion.