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Supreme Court Dumps Texas' Tough Abortion Laws

Justices vote 5-3 that clinic regulations are unconstitutional

(Newser) - In what the AP is calling the Supreme Court's "biggest abortion case in nearly a quarter century," a 5-3 vote Monday has deemed Texas' restrictions on abortion clinics unconstitutional, refuting the state's assertion that these regulations were medically necessary to protect women's health. These rules... More »

Court Ruling May Shutter Most Texas Abortion Clinics

After appellate decision, only seven meet new requirements

(Newser) - An appellate court ruling today means that women in rural Texas may have a long drive on their hands if they plan to get an abortion. The 5th US Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the state's new rules , which essentially require clinics to have hospital-level building codes, reports the... More »

Supreme Court Lets Abortion Clinics Stay Open in Texas

More can open doors as case is heard in lower courts

(Newser) - Thirteen abortion clinics that shut down in Texas earlier this month can reopen while legal challenges wind through the court system, the Supreme Court ruled today. The decision means that a total of 21 clinics will be open throughout the state, reports ScotusBlog . Justices issued a four-sentence order that blocked... More »

Killer Abortion Doc Gets 30 More Years

Kermit Gosnell convicted in pill mill case

(Newser) - Kermit Gosnell, already sentenced to life in prison without parole for murdering babies who were still alive at his Philadelphia abortion clinic, was sentenced to 30 more years in prison yesterday, CNN reports. The 72-year-old ran a "pill mill" out of the same abortion clinic, and pleaded guilty to... More »

Nurses, Midwives Can Now Perform Abortions in Calif.

Meanwhile, many abortion clinics in Virginia may be forced to close

(Newser) - With its latest bill, California has joined Washington, Montana, Vermont, and New Hampshire in allowing non-physicians to perform aspiration abortions, a common form of the procedure. But California's bill, signed yesterday, goes a bit farther than those states: Despite opposition from state Republicans , the bill allows not just nurse... More »

Judge Blocks N. Dakota Abortion Ban

Says ban on abortions after a heartbeat is detected is 'invalid and unconstitutional'

(Newser) - A federal judge has temporarily blocked the new North Dakota law that bans abortions after a fetal heartbeat is detected , calling it "clearly invalid and unconstitutional," the AP reports. The law was set to go into effect at the beginning of August but the judge granted the temporary... More »

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