A ban in effect before Roe v. Wade cannot be used, as threatened last week by Attorney General Ken Paxton, according to a judge’s ruling Tuesday. However, the stopgap measure will, at most, extend abortion access in the state for two months.
The Houston Texans had been told that their former quarterback Deshaun Watson was sexually assaulting and harassing women during massage sessions, but instead of trying to stop him, the team provided him with resources to enable his actions and “turned a blind eye” to his behavior, according to a lawsuit filed Monday.
With Roe v. Wade overturned, Texas stands poised to ban nearly all abortions within the next few months. But birth control and emergency contraceptives, commonly referred to as Plan B, are different from the drugs used to induce an abortion.
A petition has been filed in the Bailey County District Court to remove the current Bailey County Judge, Sherri L. Harrison, from her position after allegations were made about “incompetence, official misconduct, and habitual drunkenness,” the petition states.
A Houston dredging company has been ordered to pay a $1 million fine for an oil spill that occurred when a subcontractor cut through a pipeline during Louisiana barrier island restoration work in 2016.