Texas Abortion Restriction Ruled Unconstitutional

Law360, Dallas (October 28, 2013, 6:46 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Monday partially blocked implementation of a controversial set of abortion restrictions the day before they were set to take effect, finding a requirement that doctors who perform abortions must have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals unconstitutional.

In an opinion that called abortion "the most divisive issue to face this country since slavery," U.S. District Court Judge Lee Yeakel found the act's admitting-privileges provision has no rational relationship to improved patient care or the state's interest in protecting the unborn and found...
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