Texas had 44 abortion clinics just 3 years ago, but only 19 have survived the onslaught of restrictive laws so far.
"Those in control of this state need to stop fighting the future. They must stop governing by fear. They must stop pretending there's some security blanket in laws that treat others unfairly."
Although Herring, who has been a licensed doctor for almost 40 years, created a plan to correct his lack of admitting privileges over several months, it was deemed inadequate.
Two same-sex couples in Texas have asked a federal judge to hear their case challenging the 2005 amendment to the state constitution banning same-sex marriage. The couples will appear today in a San Antonio federal district court.
Marlise Munoz, the brain-dead pregnant Texas woman who was kept on life support against her and her family's wishes, was finally disconnected from life support yesterday.
The attorneys said the fetus is "gestating within a dead and deteriorating body as the horrified family looks on."
Latinas in Texas - where more than 60 reproductive health clinics have closed since 2010 - face such severely restricted and limited reproductive health care that their human rights are violated.
"We are disappointed by the Supreme Court's failure to block this unnecessary, burdensome Texas law. It's only purpose is to deny women access to abortion – an essential part of women's reproductive health care."
"I'm not suggesting you actually take a woman to an abortion clinic. It's a Wonderful opportunity to minister to an abortion minded woman for an hour while you DON'T take her to the clinic."
"We now look to the Supreme Court to protect women's access to these essential health care services while we fight this critical court battle."