Posts Tagged:texas

Justice Department asks judge to block Texas abortion law during legal challenge

The US Department of Justice asked a federal judge on Tuesday to issue a preliminary injunction against Texas’ law prohibiting most abortions after the detection of a fetal heartbeat, following a suit from the DOJ against the law last week. A preliminary injunction, if granted, would prevent the law from being enforced while the DOJ’s…Read More

Texas Churches Promote Abortion, Vow to Defy New Pro-Life Law

After a new Texas law banned abortions after six weeks of gestation, a number of pro-abortion Christian organizations joined abortion industry leaders like Planned Parenthood in promoting the crime. “The churches, known as ‘Reproductive Freedom Congregations,’ are united in their public support for a woman’s right to an abortion and are determined to ‘take God…Read More

Statement from Oklahoma Catholic Bishops on the U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision to Allow Texas’ Heartbeat Abortion Ban to Go Into Effect

OKLAHOMA CITY — Earlier this week, the U.S. Supreme Court denied an appeal to block a Texas law that will ban abortion upon the detection of a fetal heartbeat. The Most Rev. Paul S. Coakley, Archbishop of Oklahoma City, and the Most Rev. David A. Konderla, Bishop of Tulsa, issued the following joint statement: “This…Read More

“Devout” Catholic President Blasts Texas Pro-Life Law

The nation’s second Catholic president blasted a new pro-life law on Wednesday that banned most abortions in Texas President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. said in a statement that the new state ban on abortions after six weeks “will significantly impair women’s access to the health care they need, particularly for communities of color and individuals…Read More

Texas heartbeat ban takes effect, breaks barrier

A Texas law that prohibits abortion when a fetal heartbeat can be detected became effective Wednesday (Sept. 1) in a barrier-breaking development hailed by pro-life advocates and decried by abortion-rights defenders. The U.S. Supreme Court’s refusal to block enforcement of the measure in response to a last-ditch request by abortion-rights organizations meant the law became…Read More

Pro-abortion groups appeal to Supreme Court against Texas’ ‘Heartbeat Act’

Pro-abortion groups are asking the Supreme Court to block Texas’ law that would allow private citizens to sue abortion providers for illegal abortions. The law bans most abortions in the state after the detection of a fetal heartbeat – as early as five weeks into pregnancy On Monday, several abortion providers, including Planned Parenthood’s affiliates in…Read More

Abbott plans to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related surgeries, hormone treatments

Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott has said he plans to take action to restrict minors’ access to gender transition-related medical services, since legislation on the issue failed to pass during the regular session of the legislature. “I have another way of achieving the exact same thing, and it’s about a finished product as we speak…Read More