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Federal appeals court reinstates key part of new Texas abortion law

Federal appeals court reinstates key part of new Texas abortion law

POSTED: Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 7:46pm

UPDATED: Monday, November 4, 2013 - 2:30pm

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.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel on Monday blocked 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."

The lawsuit -- filed in U.S. District Court in Austin by Planned Parenthood on behalf of more than a dozen women's health care providers across Texas -- alleged the law violates the constitutional rights of women and puts unreasonable demands on doctors who perform abortions.


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What is jp, roe v wade

Guess you did not read that this cas is scheduled for a hearing in January. The 5th circuit only issued a temp. order......SO I GUESS YOU ARE WRONG ONCE AGAIN. IT IS NOT THE LAW OF THE LAND ROE V WADE IS so get over it,

Hey don,
It's the law of the land and it's been held up by the courts, live with it!

Hey JP guess it isn't the law of the land, the US Supreme court gave that woman hateing AG of ours till Nov. 12, to file an answer to the appeal of the 5th circuit.

This ruling is only good for 2 months and everyone knew the GOP stacked 5th circut would rule this way

Do not get so happy republicans and t-partiers. This story is not complete.
Thursday’s ruling, freeing the state to enforce the new restrictions, will remain in effect until January, when the appeals court hears oral argument on the heart of the case – whether the new Texas abortion law is unconstitutional.

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