Legislative Action

ALERT - HB 40 (State funding of abortions) on the way to the Governor!

HB 40 - State Abortion Insurance / Public Aid Act -  ACTION ALERT Status: Passed the House and Senate, now goes to the Governor Sum...

March 23, 2016

New Data Still Fails to Establish Abortion Industry Claims that 2013 Texas Law Caused Closure of More than 20 Clinics

Less than a month ago, a lawyer for the abortion industry was before the Supreme Court arguing in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt that Texas’ 2013 abortion law had been responsible for the closing of more than twenty clinics in the state.

Challenged to prove her point, the Center for Reproductive Right’s Stephanie Toti stumbled. She eventually was forced to admit she had failed to provide direct evidence linking the any closures to particular elements of the law the justices were considering.

It was a moment that a Dallas Morning News headline labeled a “fumble” and a columnist for the paper identified as “a very odd miscue on a very big stage” (DMN, 3/21/16)

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