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Oct 14, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- A three-judge appeals court panel on Tuesday struck down a Texas law that bans dilation-and-evacuation abortions.
Oct 6, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Netflix has been indicted by a grand jury in Texas on charges of “lewd visual material” in the film “Cuties.” The French-produced film drew sustained criticism for its sexualized portrayal of minors when it launched on the streaming service last month.
Aug 27, 2020 - 12:28 am .- Texas officials have asked the Fifth U.S. Court of Appeals to allow the state to enforce its ban on a certain type of second-trimester abortions, pending further court decisions.
Aug 19, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- The Diocese of Austin has condemned the Austin City Council’s decision to increase funding for abortion access in the city while partially defunding the city’s police department. 
Jul 20, 2020 - 04:12 pm .- The attorney general of Texas on Friday told religious private schools in the state that local governments are not allowed to order them to close or to dictate COVID-19 precautionary measures to them.
Jul 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Pro-life State Sen. Eddie Lucio won his Democratic primary race on Tuesday, after being the target of aggressive negative campaigning - including ethnic slurs from a pro-abortion group.
Jul 14, 2020 - 08:25 am .- A pro-life Texas state senator running for re-election says he won’t be deterred by racial slurs directed against him by pro-abortion groups.
Jul 13, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Two members of Congress are calling for an investigation into the death of Michael Hickson, a 46-year-old Black man who died after a doctor informed his wife that he did not have a quality of life.
Jul 4, 2020 - 03:58 pm .- The Bishop of Brownsville, Texas has criticized Planned Parenthood and pro-choice political organizations in the state for use of anti-Mexican ethnic slur in its campaign against the reelection of pro-life state Senator Eddie Lucio, Jr.
Jun 17, 2020 - 10:04 am .- The Supreme Court stayed the execution of a man in Texas after the state’s Department of Corrections refused to allow a Catholic priest to be with him in the final moments of his life.
Apr 24, 2020 - 06:00 pm .- The controversy over whether Texas abortion clinics must comply with coronavirus-related emergency orders to halt elective surgeries statewide has now been rendered outdated by a new executive order allowing some surgeries to take place.
Apr 15, 2020 - 11:00 am .- Chemical abortions in Texas will continue during the coronavirus pandemic after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Tuesday declined to overturn a lower court’s order.  
Mar 31, 2020 - 03:00 pm .- A Texas order prohibiting most abortions during the novel coronavirus pandemic is temporarily back in effect, after the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals put a stay on a federal district court ruling on Tuesday.
Mar 31, 2020 - 09:00 am .- Federal judges in Texas, Alabama, and Ohio on Monday halted state rules that would limit or halt entirely abortions during the coronavirus pandemic.
Feb 26, 2020 - 12:00 pm .- The American Civil Liberties Union on Tuesday filed lawsuits against seven Texas cities that have declared themselves “sanctuary cities” for unborn children.
Jan 27, 2020 - 06:18 pm .- A study of statistics from Texas suggests that since 2016, judges in the state were less likely to grant permission to minors to procure abortion without their parents’ consent than in previous years.
Jan 18, 2020 - 06:01 am .- The Archbishop of Miami has emphasized the importance of welcoming refugees, and decried the decision of Texas Governor Greg Abbott not to participate in the federal refugee resettlement program.
Dec 31, 2019 - 12:49 pm .- Catholic leaders in Texas offered prayers following a deadly shooting at a Christian church on Sunday morning.
Sep 17, 2019 - 05:01 pm .- Last week the Austin City Council voted to provide funding for costs associated with abortion, a move that was protested by the city's bishop when it was proposed in August.
Aug 4, 2019 - 04:35 am .- Pope Francis Sunday remembered the victims, and the families of the victims, of recent shootings in Texas, California, and Ohio, asking for prayers.

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