Abortion-rights groups challenge controversial Texas law in federal court Friday

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Sep 27, 2013 11:04 AM
More than a dozen abortion providers filed a lawsuit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas challenging two key aspects of a controversial Texas antiabortion law, which limits access to both surgical and medication abortions in the state. The lawsuit, which is slated to take effect Oct. 29, seeks to strike down new requirements that abortion doctors must have admitting privileges at a hospital within 30 miles of their clinic and that all abortions must take place in surgical centers, rather than allowing women take abortion medication at home, on the grounds that these restrictions impose an unconstitutional burden on a woman's right to terminate a pregnancy.