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Texas Abortion Law Approved By Federal Court, New Restrictions Set To Take Effect

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 6:03
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A Texas abortion law was upheld in a federal appeals hearing court on Tuesday. The strict abortion regulations have prompted heated debate both within the state and around the country. The legislation may also mean that only seven abortion clinics will be able to remain open in Texas.

The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals allowed Texas to enforce abortion restrictions which mandate that clinic offering the procedure to meet “hospital-level operating standards.” The patient safety and medical standards regulations include staffing levels, air ventilation systems, and minimum room size rules.

The Texas abortion law was approved in 2013 and have been largely considered among the most stringent restrictions in the United States. Click here to read more about the Texas abortion law.

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