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BREAKING NEWS: Appeals court reinstates most of Texas' new abortion restrictions

By The Associated Press

    Published: October 31, 2013 6:36 PM

    Updated: October 31, 2013 7:02 PM

AUSTIN — A federal appeals court has reinstated most of Texas’ new abortion restrictions.

A panel of judges at the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling Thursday evening, three days after District Judge Lee Yeakel said one provision serves no medical purpose.

The panel says that the law requiring doctors to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital can take effect while a lawsuit moves forward.

The Texas attorney general’s office argued that the law is a constitutional use of the Legislature’s authority.

Lawyers for Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers had argued that the regulations did not protect women and would shut down a third of the abortion clinics in Texas.

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But they leave in place the idiot judge's ruling that prohibits the state from enforcing the FDA's own protocal for RU-486.  That makes no sense.
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But they leave in place the idiot judge's ruling that prohibits the state from enforcing the FDA's own protocal for RU-486.  That makes no sense.

I agree! And that to will be vacated soon enough!
« Last Edit: October 31, 2013, 08:58:20 PM by Bigun »

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Love to hear good news for a change.

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This is very good news.  This means that the number of abortions will decrease dramatically since hospitals won't admit abortion doctors if they don't actually practice IN THE HOSPITAL.  This will happen right away.

And the longer the lawsuit goes on, the more abortion clinics will be closing.   In fact, Planned Parenthood estimated that, within a year, every abortion clinic west of I-35 will close.

That's nearly half the abortion clinics in Texas!!!
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Great news from the 5th Circuit but this will surely be appealed to SCOTUS and we all know how that can go....



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