Abortion Providers Plan to File Second Lawsuit

Less than a week after a federal court upheld two new Texas abortion requirements already in effect, abortion providers announced plans to file a second lawsuit targeting additional regulations that the Republican-led Legislature passed in July.

The suit that the group plans to file Wednesday in a federal court seeks a court order to block the regulations — which take effect in September — that require abortion facilities to meet the same structural standards as ambulatory surgical centers.

The new abortion regulations have been blamed for the closure of about a dozen abortion clinics in the state, which currently has 24 active ...

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