5th Circuit Court of Appeals Weighs Abortion Rules

While Texas awaits a decision by the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals on the state's abortion regulations, the strict new rules that have forced some facilities to stop performing the procedure remain in effect, leaving swaths of the state without a nearby provider. 

Plaintiffs in the case have specifically challenged the constitutionality of two requirements: that physicians obtain hospital admitting privileges within 30 miles of an abortion facility, and that they follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s protocol for drug-induced abortions, rather than a common, evidence-based protocol. Additional rules that require all abortions to be performed ...

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