Abortion http://kunc.org en Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues http://kunc.org/post/clinics-close-texas-abortion-fight-continues The fight over abortion in Texas is being played out in federal court, where abortion rights activists are challenging a new state law.<p>The measure bans abortions at 20 weeks, adds building requirements for clinics and places more rules on doctors who perform abortions. Some clinics have shut down, saying they can't comply with the law set to go into effect Oct. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:27:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 51172 at http://kunc.org Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues Women's Health Groups Sue Texas Over Its New Abortion Law http://kunc.org/post/womens-health-groups-sue-texas-over-its-new-abortion-law More than a dozen women's health care clinics have filed a lawsuit against the state of Texas, seeking to revoke parts of a controversial health law that puts new restrictions on clinics that provide abortions.<p>The law, <a href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=832&Bill=HB2">House Bill 2</a>, was signed by Gov. Rick Perry this summer after a contentious process that included a filibuster by <a href="http://www.npr.org/blogs/itsallpolitics/2013/06/26/195967502/the-wendy-davis-rocket-ride-humble-beginnings-bio">state Sen. Sat, 28 Sep 2013 13:26:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 50151 at http://kunc.org Women's Health Groups Sue Texas Over Its New Abortion Law Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States http://kunc.org/post/laws-tightening-abortion-rules-gain-traction-states A judge has temporarily blocked a North Dakota law that would have banned abortions beginning around six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat is detectable. It's one of several state laws passed this year intended to limit abortion.<p>Those backing the new rules say they will make abortions safer. But abortion-rights advocates say the laws are about politics, not safety.<p>In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill this month that increases requirements for clinics and doctors who perform abortions in that state. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 47452 at http://kunc.org Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States State Laws Limiting Abortion May Face Challenges On 20-Week Limit http://kunc.org/post/state-laws-limiting-abortion-may-face-challenges-20-week-limit Banning abortions after a specific point in pregnancy has been a popular trend in the states this year. Last week, <a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/07/18/perry-signs-abortion-bill-law/">GOP Gov. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 14:29:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 47388 at http://kunc.org State Laws Limiting Abortion May Face Challenges On 20-Week Limit State Abortion Laws Differ From Doctors In Defining 20 Weeks http://kunc.org/post/state-abortion-laws-differ-doctors-defining-20-weeks Texas last week became the 12th state to ban most abortions after 20 weeks. But most of the state laws don't define 20 weeks the same way doctors do. Mon, 22 Jul 2013 09:04:00 +0000 Julie Rovner 47375 at http://kunc.org