Friday, August 29, 2014

Federal Judge Strikes Down Restrictive Texas Abortion Law

Fri 8/29/2014 3:00 PM

A federal judge in Austin, Tex., on Friday blocked a stringent new rule that would have forced more than half the state’s remaining abortion clinics to close.
The rule, requiring all abortion clinics to meet the building standards of hospital-style surgery centers, was set to take effect on Monday. But in his opinion, Judge Lee Yeakel of the United States District Court in Austin, said that the mandate placed an unconstitutional burden on a woman’s right to an abortion.


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