Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

By Terrance Turner September 1, 2021 (updated Oct. 6) After the Supreme Court failed to act, a restrictive Texas abortion law has gone into effect. The law forbids abortion after six weeks of pregnancy, before expectant mothers are even aware of the pregnancy. It makes no exceptions for rape or incest. (Supposedly, six weeks is … Continue reading Texas Abortion Ban Goes Into Effect, Sparking Lawsuits

Texas Democrats Fly To D.C. Over Voter Restriction Bill — Which Passes Anyway (UPDATED)

By Terrance Turner July 12, 2021 (updated Aug. 31, 2021) JUST IN: Despite weeks of wrangling and a dramatic Democratic walkout, the Texas Legislature has passed a voter restrictions bill. The bill now heads to the desk of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, who says he will sign it. The news marks the end of a … Continue reading Texas Democrats Fly To D.C. Over Voter Restriction Bill — Which Passes Anyway (UPDATED)

Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment

Photo from the Texas Tribune. By Terrance Turner May 18, 2021 Texas Gov. Greg Abbott today issued an executive order banning state governmental entities -- including cities, counties, school districts or officials -- from having mask mandates. Starting Friday, May 21, any government entity that tries to impose a mask mandate can face a fine … Continue reading Gov. Abbott Bans Mask Mandates, Cuts Unemployment