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Texas, Idaho abortion bans test against federal emergency medicine rule

Hospitals are required to stabilize anyone experiencing a medical emergency. Two lawsuits question whether that includes performing an abortion, despite state laws.

An Austin-Travis County EMS unit parked near a hospital's emergency entrance in Austin on July 7, 2020.

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