Monday, May 19, 2014

Federal Trial Begins over Alabama Admitting Privileges Law

Montgomery Advertiser: Montgomery abortion clinic director testifies in trial, by Brian Lyman:

The fate of the state's abortion clinics may hinge on two questions: Can physicians at those clinics obtain admitting privileges at local hospitals, and if they can't, would the closing of those clinics put a substantial burden on abortion rights?

As testimony Monday on the first day of a federal trial indicated, the respective answers of the state and the clinics involved are miles apart. . . .  Trial over Alabama abortion law begins, by Phillip Rawls:

The operators of three of Alabama's five abortion clinics testified Monday they use out-of-town doctors who wouldn't be able to admit patients to local hospitals as required under a new state law and would have to end abortion services if a federal judge allows the measure to take effect. . . .

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