Rick Perry http://www.kunc.org en Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues http://www.kunc.org/post/clinics-close-texas-abortion-fight-continues The fight over abortion in Texas is being played out in federal court, where abortion rights activists are challenging a new state law.<p>The measure bans abortions at 20 weeks, adds building requirements for clinics and places more rules on doctors who perform abortions. Some clinics have shut down, saying they can't comply with the law set to go into effect Oct. Fri, 25 Oct 2013 07:27:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 51172 at http://www.kunc.org Clinics Close As Texas Abortion Fight Continues Houston Gears Up For Obamacare, Despite GOP Opposition http://www.kunc.org/post/houston-gears-obamacare-despite-gop-opposition Two high-profile Texans are fighting the Affordable Care Act.<p>Gov. Rick Perry has loudly dismissed the law, and fellow Republican Sen. Fri, 27 Sep 2013 07:05:00 +0000 50100 at http://www.kunc.org Houston Gears Up For Obamacare, Despite GOP Opposition Texans Call For Boycott Of Retailers That Fought Wage Bill http://www.kunc.org/post/texans-call-boycott-retailers-fought-wage-bill A group is calling on back-to-school shoppers to boycott Macy's and Kroger stores in Texas this weekend, in retaliation for the national retailers' efforts to quash a bill that would have strengthened the state's wage discrimination law.<p>The bill was vetoed in June after winning bipartisan approval in the legislature. Its sponsors included state Sen. Fri, 09 Aug 2013 15:55:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 48161 at http://www.kunc.org Texans Call For Boycott Of Retailers That Fought Wage Bill Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States http://www.kunc.org/post/laws-tightening-abortion-rules-gain-traction-states A judge has temporarily blocked a North Dakota law that would have banned abortions beginning around six weeks, when a fetal heartbeat is detectable. It's one of several state laws passed this year intended to limit abortion.<p>Those backing the new rules say they will make abortions safer. But abortion-rights advocates say the laws are about politics, not safety.<p>In Texas, Gov. Rick Perry signed a bill this month that increases requirements for clinics and doctors who perform abortions in that state. Tue, 23 Jul 2013 21:50:00 +0000 Kathy Lohr 47452 at http://www.kunc.org Laws Tightening Abortion Rules Gain Traction In States Abortion Rights Activists Plan Challenge To Texas Measure http://www.kunc.org/post/abortion-rights-activists-plan-challenge-texas-measure In a major victory for the anti-abortion movement, the Texas state Senate passed a sweeping bill early Saturday that has become a flashpoint in the national abortion debate. Gov. Rick Perry is expected to sign it in short order.<p>But the fight is not over. Abortion rights supporters say that the new law attempts to overturn <em>Roe vs. Sat, 13 Jul 2013 04:49:00 +0000 John Burnett 47019 at http://www.kunc.org Abortion Rights Activists Plan Challenge To Texas Measure