Texas Abortion Law Challenged At Supreme Court

By Dani Kass (September 3, 2015, 7:12 PM EDT) -- After the U.S. Supreme Court twice upheld a district court's injunction stopping a controversial abortion law in Texas from going into effect, health clinics in the state asked the high court Thursday to make a final decision as to whether the law itself is legal.

The clinics, led by attorneys from the Center for Reproductive Rights, argued that Texas' law forcing abortion providers to have local hospital admitting privileges and requiring them to have the same building standards as ambulatory surgical centers, illegally restricts abortions. If the law is not blocked, only 10 clinics will remain open in the state due...

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