Supreme Court refuses to block Texas abortion restrictions

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  1. Revmitchell

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    The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to block controversial Texas abortion restrictions that have been called some of the strictest in the country.

    The court by a 5-4 vote denied a request by Planned Parenthood to block a ruling by the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals, which allows key parts of the Texas abortion law to stay in effect while the case plays out.

    The ruling means that a provision will remain in effect requiring abortion doctors to have admitting privileges to a hospital within a certain geographic location. Planned Parenthood is arguing this provision makes it difficult for Texas women to obtain an abortion.

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