Texas AG Asks 5th Circ. To Uphold Abortion Restrictions

Law360, Houston (November 25, 2013, 10:36 PM EST) -- The state of Texas urged the Fifth Circuit on Friday to throw out a ruling that a law requiring abortion providers to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital is unconstitutional, saying there is no evidence the measure will create an unreasonable obstacle to the procedure.

In a brief filed with the appeals court, Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott argued that although Planned Parenthood had alleged the law, known as H.B. 2, might require women living in remote counties to travel further to obtain an abortion,...
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