Sep 1, 2014 — The law requires doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges to a nearby hospital. The judge's ruling allows the law to take effect, but doctors who break it won't be penalized.
Aug 29, 2014 — Requiring every center that performs abortions to meet all the standards of a surgical center is excessively restrictive, says the federal district court judge who blocked the state rule Friday.
Aug 28, 2014 — A Texas law would require doctors' offices and clinics that perform abortions to comply with regulations that apply to ambulatory surgical centers. The change could lead to a loss of services.
Aug 8, 2014 — State legislatures have passed laws that require doctors to have hospital admitting privileges to perform abortions. Some courts are now saying these laws are unconstitutional.
Aug 4, 2014 — The law required doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital. The measure is similar to legislation in 10 other states.
Jul 29, 2014 — A federal appellate court rejected arguments that women could seek abortions outside the state, saying no state can farm its constitutional duties out to its neighbors.
Jul 18, 2014 — Many clinics closed because of a new requirement that doctors at those clinics obtain admitting privileges at hospitals near the clinics. Many doctors couldn't comply.
Jun 26, 2014 — The justices said Massachusetts' law mandating a 35-foot buffer zone around clinics providing abortion services violates First Amendment rights.
Apr 16, 2014 — U.S. District Judge Daniel Hovland called the state's ban on abortions as early as six weeks into pregnancy "invalid and unconstitutional."
Apr 15, 2014 — Both supporters and opponents of abortion want to know whether their insurance provider covers abortion. But in some states, consumers are still having a tough time figuring that out.