Appeals Court Considers Texas Abortion Clinic Law
The law, which was ruled unconstitutional last month, would allow Texas to close more than half the state's abortion facilities.
Kaiser Health News: Appeals Court Weighs Texas Abortion Law
A federal appeals court in New Orleans is reviewing whether 11 clinics that provide abortion in Texas must immediately close their doors because they don’t comply with a state law requiring that they meet all the standards of an outpatient surgical center (Feibel, 9/12).
The Associated Press: Texas Asks Court To Allow Closure Of Most Clinics
Texas asked a federal appeals court Friday to allow the state to immediately enforce a law requiring all abortion clinics to adhere to costly standards required for walk-in surgical clinics, which would close more than half of the state's abortion facilities. Texas Solicitor General Jonathan Mitchell asked the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily reinstate the requirement, which was ruled unconstitutional by a lower court last month. The New Orleans-based appeals court has already upheld another new abortion restriction that has shuttered several abortion clinics in Texas (McConnaughey, 9/12).