A Texas judge has dismissed felony charges against two people who concealed their identities and tried to buy fetal tissue from Planned Parenthood.
This comes after Monday's landmark Supreme Court decision on abortion. Since then, new restrictions on the procedure have also been rejected in Alabama, Mississippi and Wisconsin.
In a speech to a major evangelical confab, many Republicans still seemed skeptical of their presumptive nominee, while Democrats at a Planned Parenthood gathering were fired up about theirs.
A judge ruled that Robert Lewis Dear, charged with killing three people at a clinic in November, is not mentally capable of understanding the case. He will now go to a state psychiatric hospital.
Abortion rights opponents want the district attorney in Houston to resign and Texas Gov. Greg Abbott to appoint a special prosecutor to again investigate and indict Planned Parenthood in Houston.
When Texas passed laws designed to shut down Planned Parenthood clinics, it slashed the state's family planning budget. Of the 82 clinics that closed, only a third were Planned Parenthood.
The Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood found no wrongdoing by the abortion provider, but it indicted two anti-abortion activists involved in making covert videos of the organization.
In one of several courtroom outbursts, Robert Lewis Dear, who is accused of killing three people at a Planned Parenthood clinic in Colorado, said he was guilty and won't go to trial.
While many GOP presidential hopefuls have denounced the attacks on Planned Parenthood, some push back on liberal critics who say heated anti-abortion rhetoric played a role in the rampage.
In an interview on NPR's Morning Edition, Cecile Richards spoke about Friday's attack at a facility in Colorado Springs and about an "incredible escalation of harassment and intimidation" at clinics.