Pink sneakers: Fort Worth state senator Wendy Davis tried to talk out the bill restricitng abortion in Texas. She filibustered on her feet for 11 hours and 15 minutes, wearing pink sneakers which became a symbol of women’s struggle.

A 13-year-old American girl pregnant as a result of rape has a constitutional right to an abortion. But in practice it may be impossible for her to ob(...)

Isabela Speedon, a medical assistant, puts clean sheets on an examining table at the Whole Woman’s Health Clinic in McAllen, Texas. The US supreme court on October 14th blocked a federal  ruling that had forced the closure of abortion clinics where doctors did not have admitting access at nearby hospitals, instead allowing them to remain open while appeals proceed. Photograph: Delcia Lopez/The New York Times

Thirteen abortion clinics in Texas have been allowed to reopen after the US supreme court blocked restrictions imposed by a state law that threatened (...)

Democrat senator Wendy Davis speaks during a filibuster intended to stop Senate Bill 5, which contained restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks. Photograph: Erich Schlegel/The New York Times

A controversial abortion Bill, which would have severely restricted access to abortion in Texas, has been defeated after a day of political drama and (...)

Texas State Senator Wendy Davis, a Democrat, speaks during a filibuster intended to stop Senate Bill 5, which contains restrictions on abortions after 20 weeks, at the State Capitol in Austin, Texas, June 25, 2013.  Photograph: Erich Schlegel/The New York Times
Texas abortion bill defeated
  • US
  • June 26, 2013, 07:54

Texas Democrats blocked a drive for new state abortion restrictions on today, after a marathon speech in the capitol caused some Republican supporters(...)