Supreme Court to Hear Abortion Case

Alan Moore | November 13, 2015
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In what could be a landmark decision, the Supreme Court announced today it will hear a challenge to the Texas Abortion Law passed in 2013.

According to the WSJ:

The Texas law regulates abortion providers in several ways, including requirements that physicians performing abortions hold admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles, and that clinics meet the building standards for “ambulatory surgical clinics.”

Texas clinics filed suit to block the law shortly after then-Gov. Rick Perry, a Republican, signed it in 2013. Contentious litigation has followed, with the Supreme Court stepping in at preliminary stages to block portions of the law from taking effect until the courts complete their reviews.

The petition was filed by the Whole Woman’s Health, a Fort Worth abortion clinic. 

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