Friday, November 1, 2013

Fwd: Texas

'A federal appeals court Thursday reinstated a key part of a new Texas abortion law, considered to be among the most restrictive in the country.


The decision came three days after a federal judge struck down the provision, which requires doctors to obtain admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of the clinic at which they're providing abortion services.


A day before parts of the law were scheduled to take effect, U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday issued an injunction blocking the law's admitting privileges requirement, arguing that it "places a substantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus and is thus an undue burden to her."


Thursday's decision means the requirement will remain in place while a lawsuit moves forward.'


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