Federal judge rules on Texas abortion law

Federal judge rules on Texas abortion law
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POSTED: Monday, October 28, 2013 - 1:29pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, October 30, 2013 - 7:58pm

A federal judge has struck down a key provision of Texas' new abortion law, blocking a statute set to go into effect Tuesday that required abortion providers to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals.

U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel, in a 26-page order issued Monday, ruled the admitting privileges requirement is unconstitutional and poses an undue burden on women seeking an abortion.

The statute "does not bear a rational relationship to the legitimate right of the State in preserving and promoting fetal life or a woman's health and, in any event, places asubstantial obstacle in the path of a woman seeking an abortion of a nonviable fetus and is thus an undue burden to her," Yeakel wrote. "The court concludes that admitting privileges have no rational relationship to improved patient outcomes and hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of a facility in which a physician provides abortion services."

Read more from the Houston Chronicle.

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The best fix for the abortion debate is
MIND YOUR OWN EFFIN BUSINESS AND IF YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET A LEGAL ABORTION UNDER THE CONSTITUTION THEN DON'T GET ONE.
Problem solved

TEXAS HARPER VALLEY PTA

The short circuit court of appeal trumps all executive and legislative authority. In a nation of laws with no rules, one person appointed for life determines a nation's values.

That is the rule of law based on the Constitution. Are you now against following the Constitution SJ?

The next un-constitutional law Texas will lose on....VOTER ID and after that, the Federal courts will draw our voting districts based on population and not party as required by both the Texas and U.S. Constitutions.

And again abbott has wasted tax dollars fighting a fight like cruz that he knew before he started he could not win.
Republicans un-Constitutional attempt to walk on womens rights.

Abortion should not be used for birth control. The time at which a woman is in full control of her body is at the point of conception, not after she is pregnant. I do believe that abortion should be authorized in the case of incest, rape, or if continuing the pregnancy would be a significant health risk for the mother or the fetus. In our continuing Godless society, I can foresee where we'll authorize a woman to kill her child at 6-12 months after birth if she no longer wants it.

Why do you support a political party that has put in place policies in Texas that have caused Texas to have the highest Child Death per capita in America due to POVERTY? Texas also has the 3rd highest child poverty rate in America and 3rd highest teen pregnancy rate due to the policies of the Texas GOP.
Keep poverty high wages low so we can attract more businesses. Tx also has more minimum wage jobs than any other state in America. Keep killing Tx children repubs

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