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Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law

Appeals court upholds challenged parts of Texas abortion law

POSTED: Thursday, March 27, 2014 - 4:38pm

UPDATED: Sunday, March 30, 2014 - 10:59am

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld two provisions of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs.

A U.S. district court previously had struck down those provisions in the Texas law, which were challenged in court by lawyers for Planned Parenthood. But the 5th Circuit Appeals Court later issued a stay of that decision, meaning it would not go into effect.

Thursday's ruling means the provisions will remain valid in the state of Texas, until or unless the U.S. Supreme Court rules otherwise or legislators in the state act to modify the law.

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I think the big problem people have on this issue is a lack of facts. There are an average of 450,000 births in Texas every year. 70,000 abortions, and only 5,000 adoptions. Any workable solution is going to involve either increased birth control or increased adoption. The Christian right would rather judge than get off their assets, and adopt. They're out of touch with reality. They give God a bad reputation.

Planned PARENTHOOD is far more to under- and uninsured women...and if foster62 is a man, the post below shouts his ignorance regarding women's issues. PP offers cancer screenings for both men and women (men can also get breast cancer), family planning, well-woman exams, etc. If foster62 is a woman, pity this person who is wrapped up in fundamentalist/ultra-conservative rabble...have you (if you're a woman) ever used any form of birth control, or if a man, has your wife/daughter/sister?

Shouldn't this organization be named Planned Deparenthood to more nearly describe their primary objectives?

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