Appeals Court Upholds Texas Law That Will Close Most of State’s Abortion Facilities

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  1. Revmitchell

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    An appeals court has upheld a Texas law that is expected to result in the closure of most of the state’s abortion facilities, overturning a lower court ruling that found the statute to be unconstitutional.

    As previously reported, the New York-based Center for Reproductive Rights had filed suit earlier this year to challenge two regulations imposed by H.B. 2, including the requirement that abortion facilities comport with the standards of surgical centers. Those who opposed the law stated that the requirement would be too costly for the majority of abortionists, in some cases meaning upwards of $1 million dollars in upgrades.

    In August, U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel, appointed to the bench by then-President George W. Bush, declared the surgical center standards regulation unconstitutional, asserting that it was created by “a brutally effective system of abortion regulation that reduces access to abortion clinics, thereby creating a statewide burden for substantial numbers of Texas women.”

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    Following this story. Only place this ends up is supreme court.
     
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    I do not thing abortionists want it to go there. They want to keep these battles at the state level.
     
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    This ruling doesn't leave many options. Either appeal to next level or let the stricter law stand. It would seem you could see what decision would come out of the Supreme Court, but there have been surprises before.
     

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