Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals upholds Texas abortion restrictions established by HB2

Last October, a federal judge blocked part of Texas’ new abortion law that requires doctors performing abortions to have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital in case emergency inpatient treatment is needed. Today, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against Planned Parenthood and other clinics and upheld that requirement, as well as a mandate that abortion-inducing drugs be administered in line with FDA protocols.

Texas House Bill 2 also bans most abortions past 20 weeks.

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