Friday, March 28, 2014

Abortion restrictions upheld in Texas

The 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld abortion clinic regulations in Texas. Michigan and other states have passed updated regulations on abortion clinics in the wake of the Kermit Gosnell murder case in Pennsylvania.

A federal appeals court on Thursday upheld parts of a Texas abortion law pertaining to hospital privileges for physicians who perform abortions and protocols for abortion-inducing drugs, a decision that drew starkly contrasting reactions on both sides of the debate.....

Thursday's ruling means the provisions will remain valid in the state of Texas, until or unless the U.S. Supreme Court rules otherwise or legislators in the state act to modify the law.