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Thursday, October 31, 2013

The right to abortion....."a thing of the past"

From the NYT:

Gov. Rick Perry, who has said he hopes to make abortion “a thing of the past,” signed the legislation in July.


A federal judge in Texas on Monday blocked an important part of the state’s restrictive new abortion law, which would have required doctors performing the procedure to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital.

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According to a story just posted in the NYT, the 5th Circuit has just overturned the District Court's stay. It has held that the law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges to local hospitals can take effect pending the law suit challenging its constitutionality. Opponents of the new law say that many, many clinics will be closing by tomorrow as a result of the Fifth Circuit's ruling.

Posted by: Susan Apel | Nov 1, 2013 9:14:15 AM

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