Planned Parenthood Sues to Block Texas Abortion Law

Passed over the summer during a special session


A new Texas law will shutter one-third of the state's abortion clinics and eliminate access for women in rural areas, Planned Parenthood claims in court.

Planned Parenthood and several affiliated health clinics sued Texas officials to block parts of House Bill 2, which Gov. Rick Perry signed this summer after Texas lawmakers passed it during a special legislative session.

Democratic state Sen. Wendy Davis grabbed national headlines in June with an 11-hour filibuster to block a Senate version of the bill.