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(...)