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Top Stories: State Rule On Fetal Remains Goes To Court Today

Jan 3, 2017

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Texas abortion providers face off against state officials in court today over a state rule requiring medical providers to bury or cremate fetal remains following a miscarriage or abortion.

The rule was supposed to go into effect last month, but federal judge Sam Sparks temporarily put a hold it on hold until he could hear the lawsuit from Whole Woman’s Health.

Other stories this morning:

  • Faith Johnson was sworn in yesterday as the first African American woman to be Dallas County’s District Attorney.  The Republican was appointed by Governor Abbott to fill the office held by Susan Hawk. Johnson’s term runs through the end of 2018.
  • Texas lawmakers head back to Austin next week for the new legislative session. Stella Chavez runs through the education items on the agenda.  
  • Twin boys in Arlington were born in two different years. Medical City Arlington says mom Cassandra Martinez was due on January 20th, but the boys came early. J'aiden Alexander Sanchez was born 11:46 p.m. on December 31st while Jordan Xavier Sanchez arrived at 12:12 a.m. on New Year's Day.

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