According to the Associated Press, the U.S. Supreme Court decided Tuesday to stop – at least temporarily – the enforcement of a Texas law passed last year that would result in the closure of a majority of the state’s abortion clinics.
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The 5-3 ruling tackled requirements that abortion providers operate according to certain requirements placed on other medical facilities in the state. Such requirements were challenged earlier by U.S. District Judge Lee Yeakel; however, a subsequent appeal led to a decision that the Lone Star State should be allowed to implement the safety measures.
Previous restrictions placed on Texas abortion facilities in accordance with the law resulted in almost half of all such clinics closing. Upon the implementation of the remaining mandates, some projections indicate that only six abortion providers would remain open. The latest AP report puts that number at eight.
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