Texas Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order Monday to prohibit any entity, including private business, from enforcing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate on workers and called on state lawmakers to pass a similar ban into law.
Portland City Council will consider an emergency resolution next week to ban future travel, goods and services from the state of Texas until the most restrictive abortion laws in the U.S. are withdrawn or overturned in court.
Texas passed new regulations on clinics that provide abortions. The clinics will have to meet tough new equipment and construction standards, among other things. A group that runs four clinics in the state has sued.