Federal Judge Blocks Texas Ban on Abortions During Outbreak

Texas pushed back Monday against Planned Parenthood’s challenge to an executive order banning unnecessary surgeries during the Covid-19 pandemic, saying surgical abortions are not medically necessary and nonsurgical abortions are also included in the ban as the state tries to conserve medical supplies.

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Planned Parenthood Sues Texas Over Halt on Abortions

Planned Parenthood and several other abortion providers sued Texas’ Republican leaders in federal court Wednesday, challenging an executive order that temporarily halts all non-essential surgeries due to fears it may be used to block non-surgical abortions as the state seeks to conserve medical supplies and clear hospital beds to handle the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Ninth Circuit Tightens Focus of Abortion Foe’s Look at Lab Researcher Files

Anti-abortion activist David Daleiden may see some unredacted public records on a group of employees and researchers affiliated with the University of Washington’s Birth Defects Research Center but the identities of five employees are protected from disclosure, the Ninth Circuit ruled Wednesday.

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Anti-Abortion Activists Arraigned in Criminal Invasion of Privacy Case

Anti-abortion activists and self-styled citizen journalists David Daleiden and Sandra Merritt pleaded not guilty Friday to nine counts of criminal eavesdropping and invasion of privacy stemming from an undercover reporting project designed to discredit Planned Parenthood.

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