By Cheryl Sullenger
Austin, TX - In a huge victory last week, a 3-member panel of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that nearly all provisions of a sweeping 2013 Texas abortion clinic safety law are Constitutional and may go into effect on July 1, 2015.
This 56-page ruling lifted an injunction that prevented enforcement of certain requirements, including facility standards and a provision that required abortionists to maintain hospital privileges within 30 miles of their abortion facility.
Once the law takes effect, it is expected to close 9 out of 17 remaining abortion facilities in Texas. Before the passage of the controversial abortion law, there were 41 abortion clinics in the Lone Star State.
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